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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genu Valgum (Overview)

if persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward


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I have genu valgum. Its causing pain in my hip and my, how can I fixed the alignment without surgery?

I have genu valgum. Its causing pain in my hip and my, how can I fixed the alignment without surgery?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support insoles. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles all podiatrists are trained in this type of service. If the situation continues and is becoming more painful, then you should get a surgical consultation. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
49 doctors shared insights

Genu Valgum (Overview)

if persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward


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What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...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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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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Are there any effective treatments for genu valgum(bent knees)?

Are there any effective treatments for genu valgum(bent knees)?

Yes there is: It go from bracing to surgical corrections. It depend on the severity of the case. ...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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We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.

We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.

See an expert: Varying degrees of genu valgum and flat feet, particularly if asymptomatic can be left alone. If more severe or symptomatic seek expert opinions. Dallas, houston and austin all have excellent pediatric orthopaedic surgeons (david podeszwa in dallas and robert dehne are options). ...Read more

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I am 23, m and overweight. I've got genu valgum. Which muscles should be strengthened to ameliorate the shape and avoid later problems and pains?

Loose weight=best: The genu valgum will not change with any med or exercises, but if u r significantly overweight the loss will put less stress on ur knees. If this is very significant the only way 2 correct it is an osteotomy of the tibia the image shows only unilateral valgus deformity this does need correction. U need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 evaluation. ...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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