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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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Knock Knees (Definition)

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What can I do about my knock knees? Any treatments?

What can I do about my knock knees? Any treatments?

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 more

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I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of the arches (pronation) which can cause increased strain on the insides of the knees. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...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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How can I cure knock knee and genu valgum. Any excercises is there for this treatment?

How can I cure knock knee and genu valgum. Any excercises is there for this treatment?

Alignment issue: You cannot cure genu valgum with exercises. This is an alignment issue. Some people, however, have increasing genu valgum over time. This is typically a result of progressive arthritis in the outer half of their knees with possible stretching on the medial (inner) collateral ligament. ...Read more

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How can I cure knock knees?

How can I cure knock knees?

Genu valgum: Genu valgum is the medical term for knock knees. If it's bothering you, check out http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1259772-overview to get a sense of your options. If non-surgical options aren't enough, get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...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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What is done for knock knees?

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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How to treat knock knees for a teenager?

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

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How to treat knock knees in teenagers without surgeries?

How to treat knock knees in teenagers without surgeries?

Bracing: If still in development, bracing can be beneficial as well as therapy to help with muscular balance and education. ...Read more

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Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Not likely: "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. ...Read more

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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

Knock knees is -: -when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the lower legs angle outward. ...Read more