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Knock Knee Braces
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
Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?
I have a slight knock knee problem and is considering a knee brace. How long do i have to wear the brace and can I can i ever ware heels again?
Seek Ortho: The brace will be temporary and ultimately an orthopedic Dr. can help ...Read more
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do they hurt?: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserved for severe symptomatic cases. Pt to strengthen the leg muscles can be helpful but won't change your bone alignment orthotics can also provide subtle changes to your mechanics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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