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Genu Valgum Adults
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
bilateral genu valgum
renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets)
unilateral genu valgum
physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult
proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture benign tumors
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
Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum? I mean... Can men make sex or they have some difficulties?
Yes: The musculo skeletal system is complety independand of the reproductive system, that means that yes they can have intercourse and reproduce. ...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 itself. Malunion, postoperative infections and problems with healing. Compartment syndrome, recurrence of the deformity, re some potential complications. ...Read more
Physical examination: May help if there is bowingGet a more detailed answer ›
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 on 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
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
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
Knock knees?: No problem that I can think of. ...Read more
Arthritis surgery.: It is a surgical procedure that takes the weight bearing off the arthritic part of your knee, and realigns it to the healthy part of your knee. ...Read more
I have genu valgum. It's 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
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
Yes, a goniometer is: An instrument that measures angles. In genu valgum, knees are angled inward, and in genu varum, they bow out. With a goniometer, a precise measurement can be taken and recorded for reference. A less precise way would be to measure the distance between the ankles with the legs extended for valgum and between the knees for varum. ...Read more
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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I've got genu valgum(2 to 3 inches gap) and overweight. Fortunately no magnificent pain felt yet. Are there any non-surgery based treatments for that?
Consult ortho: The repair will depend on the abnormality which must be evaluated directly by the surgeon. ...Read more
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
When I stand, my knees touch each other but there is a 6~7cm gap between my feet. Is that considered as genu valgum? If so, how can I make it normal?
Yes, its G Valgum, -:
See your orthopedist to get a DX and treatment for it.
Good luck. ...Read more