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Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Both are right: The orthopedic term we use is genu valgum which is the same as saying a person has knock knees. The opposite is genu varum or bow-legged. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Knock Knees (Definition)

Knock knees, also known as genu valgum, is a clinical finding in which the knees are bent inwardly such that the knees touch. This can lead ...Read more


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Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

I suppose: Genu simply knee and valgus is the deformity that means the lower part (toward the ankle) is jutting to the outside. I believe that this is the more scientific name for "knock-knees". The opposite deformity, genu varum, would be when the knees are bowed to the outside and one has the proverbial "can't catch a pig in a ditch" problem. Both problems lead to uneven loading of the knee. ...Read more

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Genu valgum (knock knees) and hallux valgus (bunions) is ruining my life, i want the leg amputated; who will do it?

Genu valgum (knock knees) and hallux valgus (bunions) is ruining my life, i want the leg amputated; who will do it?

NO amputation...: There are a number of surgical options that can help you greatly without giving up on your leg. An amputation is not an answer to your current problems. ...Read more

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Can you give me recommendations for genu valgum (knocked knees) surgeons in DC, Maryland, or Virginia?

All have great: great medical centers . Usually corrected at a younger age , now at 44 you may have developed osteoarthritis may need knee replacement , first see your family doctor will do a good medical check up for clearance and recommend you to one of the centers ...Read more

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I have problem of knock knees, medically termed as genu valgum.... Due to it I am declared unfit in army.. Please tell me to recover knee knocking....

Not physically qual.: You were provided orthopedic information from the previous physician. Here is the info about knees: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities2.Htm. Don't know if you are asking because you desire treatment to enable you to pass mep's evaluation. Before considering this endeavor, please be aware that corrective interventions may not render you physically qualified. ...Read more

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How can I cure knock knee and genu valgum..Any excercises is there for this treatment?

Alignment issue: You cannot cure genu valgum with exercises. This is an alignment issue. Some people, however, have increasing genu valgum over time. This is typically a result of progressive arthritis in the outer half of their knees with possible stretching on the medial (inner) collateral ligament. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have knock knee or genu valgum? Could a chiropractor fix the problem?

How can I know if I have knock knee or genu valgum? Could a chiropractor fix the problem?

Ask your doc: These are two descriptive terms for the same problem. Spinal manipulation or massage will not cure this problem if it does exist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have knock knee or genu valgum. do you think a chiropractor could fix the problem?

One in the same: Knocked knees is a slang term for genu (knee) valgum (describing the inward angulation of the knees). The opposite being bowed legs (or genu varum-- knees angled outward). Surgery alone can permanently correct either condition when indicated. Mild genu valgum or varum can be symptomatically managed with something as simple as an appropriately angle heel wedge (medial wedge for genu valgum) ...Read more