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Knock Knees (Definition)

Knock knees, also known as genu valgum, is a clinical finding in which the knees are bent inwardly such that the knees touch. This can lead ...Read more

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What is an estimated cost for knock knee correction in an adult?

What is an estimated cost for knock knee correction in an adult?

Easily over $15,000.: Assuming the correction is medically necessary much of the cost may be covered by insurance. Total cost will include: surgeon's fee, hospital/surgical center fees, anesthesiologist fee, possible rehab stay, things like walkers, medications, etc. What the price for all this will depend on where you live. Studies show the same care has different costs in different regions or cities. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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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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