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Congenital Genu Recurvatum
What is the cause of genu recurvatum gait ? Is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps?
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Varies: There are a number of possibilities, primarily stemming from musculoskeletal to neurological abnormalities. In simple terms, genu recur stun refers to a hyperextension of the knee. The hamstrings and the intrinsic ligaments of the knee are the usual structures that limit this hyper extension. ...Read more
Knock knee: if persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward ...Read more
Varus knee: There are two treatment options and they are based on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have congenital genu varum, with minimal or no arthritis, they can do a medial opening wedge osteotomy (cut the bone) and correct you deformity. If is an acquired genu varum from arthritis, you either need a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: Genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. It depend on the method use for that. There are the general complications with any surgery and the risk of the correction it self. Malunion, postoperative infections and problems with healing. Compartment syndrome , recurrence of the deformity, re some of the potential complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bowlegged.: The legs bow outward at the knees. It can occur in one or both legs. ...Read more
Physical examination: may help if there is bowingGet a more detailed answer ›
Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Whether surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See an orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options. There are no special exercises that will help improve your deformity. Keeping ur wt down + ur legs strong by walking will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Weather surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See and orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Depend: All depend of what treament you are getting.What was recomended to you?Treament could be very simple to one that requires a distal femoral osteotomy.You are probably to old for an epihysiodesis. ...Read more
I live in denmark, and I am 5'10. Can i become taller somehow? I have genu varum as well. I know 5'10 is not short, but in denmark it is.
Define 'fix': Only a surgery can realign severe genu valgum. However, mild cases may respond to an unloader knee brace, or a well-designed strengthening program from a skilled physical therapist. Most patients with genu valgum experience worsening over time, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Give it time: Babies often change from appearing "bow legged" as they start to walk; "knock kneed" at 4-6 and straightened up by 8-10. The most some do would be to document the amount (measurements from x-rays), since this is all relative. This is a conversation you can have with the kids doc.If s/he did not explore the issue it was probably mild enough not to do so, but I would discuss that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer