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Genu Recurvatum Brace
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
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
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
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 ›
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
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
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.
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
bilateral genu valgum
renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets)
unilateral genu valgum
physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult
proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture
Ollier's disease ...Read more
Knock knee: If persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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