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Dr. Walter Husar
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They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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What're some joints affected by genu recurvatum?

What're some joints affected by genu recurvatum?

The knee only: Genu is the name of the knee
recurvatum is the knee bends backwards. ...Read more

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What is the cause of genu recurvatum gait? Is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps? If you have helpful source please help me

What is the cause of genu recurvatum gait? Is it weakness in the hamstrings muscle or quadriceps? If you have helpful source please help me

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

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What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

Standing: Another way to say genu valgum is to say a child has "knock knees". It is usually evaluated by obtaining a full length, standing xray showing both legs in their entirety. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What can you do about genu varum (bowleg)?

What can you do about genu varum (bowleg)?

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 more

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What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

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 more

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I have had genu varum since I was born. Is there a way to fix this?

I have had genu varum since I was born. Is there a way to fix this?

Genuine Varum: If you are having pain and it is due to the deformity and you have good joint space, you can have an osteotomy to cut and bend the bone. ...Read more

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Are there any excercises that a 19 year old man can do for genu valgum?

Are there any excercises that a 19 year old man can do for genu valgum?

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 more

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About genu valgum. Can I fix it with surgery? Are there any risks? I'm 19 years old.

About genu valgum. Can I fix it with surgery? Are there any risks? I'm 19 years old.

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

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How much does the treatment for genu valgum cost? And what type of treatment do I have to take?

How much does the treatment for genu valgum cost? And what type of treatment do I have to take?

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

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Is there any genu varum surgery?

Yes: Surgery would depend on which bones are involved, the reason for genu varum, and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Yes there is treatme: Blount's disease is a deformity in the legs, mostly from the knees to the ankles. The affected bone curves in or out and forms the usual "archers bow" which can also be called bow-legs. Yes there is treatment for that. ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

Multiple etiologies: Etiologies:
bilateral genu valgum
physiologic
renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets)
skeletal dysplasia
Morquio syndrome
spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia
chondroctodermal dysplasia
unilateral genu valgum
physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult
proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture
benign tumors
fibrous dysplasia
osteochondromas
Ollier's disease ...Read more

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How can a genu valgum be fixed?

Osteotomy: If it is severe and cause knee pain an osteotomy could be helpful to realign the leg. ...Read more

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What it's actually genu valgum?

Knocked knee: Knocked knee is when your knees rub together when you walk. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Genu valgum?

Knock knee: If persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward ...Read more

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Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

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 more

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What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

Procedure>?: Was it osteotomy or joint replacement surgery? Osteotomy of the distal femur will take 12 weeks or so to heal. Total or partial joint replacement should be doing well at 8 weeks ...Read more

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My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

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 more

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Is there a permanent cure for genu varum?

Yes: Depends on the reason for the condition. It may correct on its own, however bracing and surgery may be required. ...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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How can you treat genu varum without surgery?

How can you treat genu varum without surgery?

Is surgery needed?: Genu varum, aka bowleggedness is actually a normal part of growing up. Almost all legs straighten out; braces and other devices used in the past were found to be ineffective. children with pathological bowing, such as from rickets, r treated medically (e.g. correcting the vitamin deficiency) b4 surgery is considered. If it is being considered, though, it is likely the only option. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

Depends: There can be improvement with growth. See a pediatric orthopedist to have it evaluated and followed. ...Read more

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How can I treat genu varum/bowlegged without surgery?

Genu varum: Mild cases can be treated with knee braces and in some cases with a physiotherapy program otherwise, surgery may be your only recourse ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat genu varum without a surgery?

With specific braces: One could try to prevent the g varum from getting worse or slow its progress. This maybe successful for a period of time. If there are no pain, then no further treatments are needed, and just live with it.
But generally, these are due to arthritis, which most likely will be painful, requiring treatment. Then pain meds, pt, weight loss if overweight, keeping muscles strong would all help.
Good luck. ...Read more