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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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Hey! I'm a 16 year old boy. I suffering from knock knees. I play football. But I'm worried about my future. Please help. Guide me. Can brace work.

Hey! I'm a 16 year old boy. I suffering from knock knees. I play football. But I'm worried about my future. Please help. Guide me. Can brace work.

Physical therapy: One of my children has similar experience. Went to physical therapy (6 months twice a week and did daily home exercises) My child is doing very well. Suggest consulting a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What is a knock knee?

What is a knock knee?

Knock knee: Genu valgum, commonly called knock-knee, is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. ...Read more

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How can knock knee be treated?

How can knock knee be treated?

Possible osteotomy: To add to dr. Beuchel's answer, in some younger patients who do not have arthritis, and have meniscus deficiency, a varus producing femoral osteotomy is usually performed. An osteotomy is when the femur bone is cut above the knee and realigned me to make it straight. While it seems like a big deal, the surgery is well tolerated, and healing takes place in 3months or so. Surgery should be performed usually by a sports medicine orthopedist or knee specialist. ...Read more

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What is knock knee treatment?

What is knock knee treatment?

Depends on symptoms: If it's an adult, this is not pathological unless it is cause by arthritic wear down of the knee. In this case it is treated with knee replacement surgery or lateral unloaded bracing.
In a child with a growth plate injury, surgical treatment has several options and is best discussed with pediatric orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Both are right: The orthopedic term we use is genu valgum which is the same as saying a person has knock knees. The opposite is genu varum or bow-legged. ...Read more

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I was wondering is backward walking normal for knock knees or bowlegs?

I was wondering is backward walking normal for knock knees or bowlegs?

Unclear: Not sure what is being asked here. Walking backward would of course not be normal of anybody. A person with knock knees or bowlegs, however, should be able to walk backwards. If you have significant gait problems and/or knee alignment issues, do see a physician for further evaluation. ...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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My right hip sticks out more prominently than the left, plus I have knock knees. Could these be related?

My right hip sticks out more prominently than the left, plus I have knock knees. Could these be related?

Yes: Yes, abnormalities in the angular ion of the proximal femur can contribute to abnormalities in the overall alignment of the knee. Don't hesitate to be seen for a detailed exam and X-ray if you have specific problems. ...Read more

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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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Hello I am 22 and have knock knees and large calves. It gives me a complex. How can I deal with this problem without surgery?

Hello I am 22 and have knock knees and large calves. It gives me a complex. How can I deal with this problem without surgery?

U have 2 come 2-: -grips with reality. U R what U R. U need 2 deal with this. U can speak help from a psychologist. Focus on Ur good points & stay away from mirrors. ...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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I'm 43 and in the last 7 years I have slowly developed (knock knee) why? Also within the last3-4years I have developed (buffalo hump) why? Help

I'm 43 and in the last 7 years I have slowly developed (knock knee) why? Also within the last3-4years I have developed (buffalo hump) why? Help

Osteoporosis logical: Bone softening post-menopause id=s a scourge of femininity. Get a DEXA scan and treat it, Avoid N-biphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate) due to association with Congestive Heart Failure and atrial fibrillation.
Etidronate (Didronel)
Clodronate (Bonefos, Loron)
Tiludronate (Skelid)
Are OK. ...Read more

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Walked 15 miles for charity yesterday, have knock knees, the right side of my right knee is very painful. Could this be linked to the way I walk?

Walked 15 miles for charity yesterday, have knock knees, the right side of my right knee is very painful. Could this be linked to the way I walk?

Genu algum: Likely. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist who might recommend adjustments to your walk, or a shoe insert or something more elaborate. ...Read more

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Can I align my knock knees with corrective exercises? I am 19 male used to be over weight but now I am in good shape what could I do besides surgery

Can I align my knock knees with corrective exercises? I am 19 male used to be over weight but now I am in good shape what could I do besides surgery

Congratulations: On re-gaining your health through weight loss. An orthopedic doctor may have suggestions or refer you to a physical therapist who may provide help also. Above all, do not measure your self-worth by our weight or knees. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can adult knock knee get worse? The consensus on correction is only surgery. If the answer to the above question is yes, then why can't they improve?

Can adult knock knee get worse? The consensus on correction is only surgery. If the answer to the above question is yes, then why can't they improve?

Yes: Adult genu valgus ('knock- knees') especially associated w/ arthritis (more common in older adults) tends to progress more rapidly then genu varus ('bowlegs')deformity and in older adults can lead to the knee (s) feeling 'unsteady'or 'wobbly'.Knee replacement is often advised for pain relief and 'straightening' the knee. Progression of deformity is due to biomechanics and 'looser' ligaments. GL! ...Read more

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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....

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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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?

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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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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What is knock knee?

What is knock knee?

See answer: Knock knees or genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. ...Read more

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Can knock knee cause knee pain?

Can knock knee cause knee pain?

YES: Certainly could specially when the degree is pronounced and you could get patella pain due to maltraking, when old you could have pain due to arthritic changes on the lateral knee comparment. ...Read more

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How to treat knock knees for a teenager?

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 more

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Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

I suppose: 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

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Knock Knees (Definition)

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