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How To Correct Knock Knees In Adults
How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?
See an orthopaedist: Specifically a pediatric orthopaedist. If the child's growth plates are still open, a small surgery called guided growth can help correct the patient during growth. If they are no longer growing, the only option to "fix" the problem is an osteotomy (cutting of the bones). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doesn't bother them at all.Others have flat feet that cause their ankles to roll inwards (over pronation) and result in foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.Consider seeing physical therapist.See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001262.Htm. ...Read more
Bone remodeling: In general no treatment is given for having bowlegs (internal tibial torsion). When children have it they almost always remodel their bones as they start walking. Adults can't change the shape of their bones as easily but bones still respond to pressure. Theoretically you can do serial casting over many months (or years) to try to force the bones to straighten. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.
Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...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
No different: The ossification pattern of the patella is not different. It has a single ossification center and ossifies in a centrifugal pattern. ...Read more
Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?
Same way: If you have plagiocephaly as an adult it means it couldn't be corrected in your childhood. The cranial clinics operated by neurosurgeons are generally located in the teaching hospitals, which you should locate in your area to get a consultation. Your primary physician can refer you to one. ...Read more
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