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How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?

Talk to orthopedics: You should really talk to your orthopedic surgeon about this. Find an Orthopod you trust, I would even get a second opinion if I was still uncomfortable. As far as the scar that is the least of the worries. ...Read more

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Knock Knees (Definition)

-when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the ...Read more


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Is there any way to correct knock knees?

Is there any way to correct knock knees?

Surgery: Surgery will correct knock knees but is not needed very often. Depends upon symptoms and previous failed treatment. See your orthopedist for an eval. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to correct my knock-knees?

Can you tell me how to correct my knock-knees?

Find the cause: At 45, you need to find the cause. If it's from collapsed arches, then orthotics may help. If it'f from arthritis, then potentially knee replacements may help realign them. If they are the way you have always been, and they aren't causing you problems, then leaving them alone may be the best option. ...Read more

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What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

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

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23 year old female with knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it?

23 year old female with knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it?

See an Orthopaedist: Many females have a mild to moderate "knock-knee" or valgus alignment at their knees. This may be due to the natural alignment of your knees- but may also be influenced by the development of your hips. An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify if their is a true problem and recommend treatment to help. ...Read more

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23 years old female have knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it.

23 years old female have knock knees all my life what can I do to correct it.

Deformity persists: Knock knees or genu valgum usually is only corrected in adolescence when growth plates are still open. Hemiepiphysiodesis is performed of the medial aspect of the distal femur and proximal tibia. This alters growth to straighten the legs. In adult the surgery for correction would be complicated and not necessarily resolve deformity. ````````````````````. ...Read more

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I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

Yes: The technical term for knock knees is genuine valgum. Correction of the deformity will straighten the leg and make the vertical distance of your leg, therefore making you taller. The main exception to this is if your surgeon does a closing wedge osteotimy, then bone is removed from the leg and then height gain would be negligible. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and I am suffering from knock knees. What should I can do to correct them?

I am 16 years old and I am suffering from knock knees. What should I can do to correct them?

Valgus deformity: Knock knees, or valgus deformity, is generally an inherited condition that cannot be corrected without major surgery. The surgery is generally not recommended to correct it for cosmetic reasons. People can help improve the function of their knees when they have this condition by doing some physical therapy. This can strengthen certain muscles that start in the hip and pelvis. ...Read more

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I have a brother who is 15 years old. He has mild knock knees, and he wants to know how to correct them without the use of surgery. What can he do?

I have a brother who is 15 years old. He has mild knock knees, and he wants to know how to correct them without the use of surgery. What can he do?

Not much: If your brother still has some growth left, it is possible as he grows it will correct. Braces are cumbersome and don't have much of an affect. Surgery is the only real fix for it, but would traditionally not be done for a mild case. There is really nothing non- operative that is effective. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

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

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I am a 18 year old girl. I am suffering from knock knees, is there any way to correct it, what to do?

I am a 18 year old girl. I am suffering from knock knees, is there any way to correct it, what to do?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17 and I've always had knock knees. Is there a surgery that can be performed or some other kind of treatment that can correct this?

Hi I'm 17 and I've always had knock knees. Is there a surgery that can be performed or some other kind of treatment that can correct this?

Rarely necessary: Knock-knees is also called genu valgus. Although this can be a contributing factor in some knee and other lower extremity conditions, it rarely requires surgery unless severe. You are also skeletally mature at age 17 as a female, and thus, it's unlikely that these "knock knees" will increase in the next couple of decades. The most important thing you can do is stay fit ; stay at a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Does foot orthotics correct knock knees?

Does foot orthotics correct knock knees?

No: But when wearing them it could lessen the effect. ...Read more

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My daughter was born on May, 12 2014. She has knock knees though fine in walking and running, and also jumping. Is this ok? What shall we do to correct

My daughter was born on May, 12 2014. She has knock knees though fine in walking and running, and also jumping. Is this ok? What shall we do to correct

Patience: The contour of the legs develops over time. They are often a little bow legged as they start to walk followed by knock knee period, straightening up by 5-6. If one side seems much more than the other it would be abnormal. Consult with her doc to confirm the pattern. ...Read more

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I have knock knees! And the effect is more in right leg! And it bothers me a lot! How can I correct it without surgery! Suggest an effective & fast method?

I have knock knees! And the effect is more in right leg! And it bothers me a lot! How can I correct it without surgery! Suggest an effective & fast method?

No way to do it.-: -also surgery is never the cure. Orthopedic corrective surgery is done if a condition effects Ur daily activities & is deemed warranted. Even then, there is no orthopedic condition that it can't B made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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How can I cure knock knees?

How can I cure knock knees?

Genu valgum: Genu valgum is the medical term for knock knees. If it's bothering you, check out http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1259772-overview to get a sense of your options. If non-surgical options aren't enough, get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is done for knock knees?

What is done for knock knees?

Usually nothing: However it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these cases with an osteotomy I realign the bones in a more favorable position. Often this is done gradually with external fixation to avoid nerve injury. ...Read more

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Any benefit from knock knees?

Any benefit from knock knees?

Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowlegged knees (aka varus knees) overloads the lateral side (outside) and the medial side (inside), respectively. This overload can cause early wear of the cartilage as well as causing dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (kneecap). ...Read more

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How to straighten knock knees?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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What can someone do about my knock knees?

What can someone do about my knock knees?

Depending on the sy-: Mptoms and findings on examination as well as the XRs of the knees,
Your surgeon will be discussing the types of surgery he thinks U would benefit from. There are HTO (High Tibial osteotmies) or Total Knee replacement to correct the KK deformity. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have knock knees?

Knock knees: Stand erect and bring your legs together, your knees and ankles should touch. If your knees touch but there is space between your ankles you have a form of knock knees. If your ankles touch but your knees don't you may be bowlegged. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees?

Only surgery: Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

Knock knees is -: -when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the lower legs angle outward. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

What to do if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

Surgery: Surgical treatment discussion with an orthopedic surgeon would be optimal. Imaging studies are likely to be done to identify the cause. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

What do you suggest if I have a severe case of knock knees, how can they be fixed?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

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 more