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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is a focal soft tissue mass? My child had X-ray to see progress for knock knee surgery and X-ray shows a focal soft tissue mass

What is a focal soft tissue mass? My child had X-ray to see progress for knock knee surgery and X-ray shows a focal soft tissue mass

Lipoma: lipomas are the most common soft tissue masses.. not many other things can present in this manner in this location in children. If it was a bony mass, it would be more worrisome. ...Read more

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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

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

Varies: Having JRA could potentially slow her recovery, especially if other joints are involved as well. I would certainly let her surgeon know if you don't think she is recovering as she should. ...Read more

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Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

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

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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

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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

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