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Knock Knee Surgery
Do I get a say in the realignment for COSMETIC knock knee surgery? I'm 18, male and yes I know the risks. Can I say I want it a very slight varus?
Yes and no: Of course you have input in your medical treatment. But if I understand your question and it's implication, you have a mild varus deformity of your knee which you want fixed for cosmetic reasons, but the orthopedic surgeon does not feel it is "bad enough" for surgery. Don't hesitate to get other opinions, but if several recommend against surgery, you may want to follow their advice. ...Read more
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
If I get cosmetic knock knee surgery (yes I know the risks involved), do I get a say in the alignment? E.g. Slight varus from neutral position.
Knock Knees: Genu Valgum (Knock Knees) is not something that necessarily requires surgery. In fact, there are several different levels the problem may be coming from (Hip, Knees, Ankles). This problem may not require surgery and may even be corrected by something as simple as orthotic use in your shoes. There is a high risk for this type of surgery, and a thorough evaluation is necessary prior to surgery. ...Read more
Who do I see for cosmetic knock knee surgery? Do I get a say in the preferred alignment? (I do get pain as well in lateral side of knee)
Who to see for knock knee surgery? I'm 18, understand risks involved, male, mild lateral pain but interested in the cosmetic side.
Ortho: Orthopedist who specializes in limb deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can having JRA slow the recovery for guided growth knock knee surgery? It's been week she still sore and has poor balance and needs a walker age 9
No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary. ...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
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
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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