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Does bone graft have to be used in distal femoral osteotomy for valgus knee? My doctor said he does not use it. I am 18 years old with knock knee.

Does bone graft have to be used in distal femoral osteotomy for valgus knee? My doctor said he does not use it. I am 18 years old with knock knee.

A closed wedge-: -osteotomy will put the bone edges together and no graft is needed. the incision and bone cut R on the inner thigh. if bilateral, both knees will need correction. ...Read more

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What kind of exam test is given for knee pain? What is a valgus stress test? Is it suppose to hurt when that exam is performed?

What kind of exam test is given for knee pain? What is a valgus stress test? Is it suppose to hurt when that exam is performed?

Many: There are several test to identify underlying knee problems. Valgus stress test is used to assess the function/injury to the mcl (ligament along the inside of the knee). If painful then an injury to the mcl should be entertained. ...Read more

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24 years old right flat foot stage IV having a knee deviation and worst hallux valgus with pain since many days. Insoles had no effect. Why?

24 years old right flat foot stage IV having a knee deviation and worst hallux valgus with pain since many days. Insoles had no effect. Why?

Have it evaluated: Some conservative options include anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, steroid injection, padding, strapping, orthoces, and wider shoes. Surgery can be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. ...Read more

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Genu valgum (knock knees) and hallux valgus (bunions) is ruining my life, i want the leg amputated; who will do it?

Genu valgum (knock knees) and hallux valgus (bunions) is ruining my life, i want the leg amputated; who will do it?

NO amputation...: There are a number of surgical options that can help you greatly without giving up on your leg. An amputation is not an answer to your current problems. ...Read more

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24 years old right flat foot stage IV having a knee deviation and worst hallux valgus with pain since many days. Insoles had no effect on right foot?

Have it evaluated.: Some conservative options include anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, steroid injection, padding, strapping, orthoces, and wider shoes. Surgery can be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. ...Read more

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My knees.Swell why.?

My knees.Swell why.?

Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more

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