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What Is The Best Treatment For Genu Valgum
Depend: All depend of what treament you are getting.What was recomended to you?Treament could be very simple to one that requires a distal femoral osteotomy.You are probably to old for an epihysiodesis.
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.
Yes there is: It go from bracing to surgical corrections. It depend on the severity of the case.
I've got genu valgum(2 to 3 inches gap) and overweight. Fortunately no magnificent pain felt yet. Are there any non-surgery based treatments for that?
Physiotherapy: Consult a physiotherapist for exercises or try joining a yoga class.
What can my 13 yr old sister do to fix genu valgum when she has a 6~7c gap between her feet, and is it even genu valgum? What are the treatments?
Relax: This is not a large gap. Read about genu valgum on wikipedia. The exercises suggested are worth doing. Be sure she is getting enough vit d3 and vit c.
We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.
See an expert: Varying degrees of genu valgum and flat feet, particularly if asymptomatic can be left alone. If more severe or symptomatic seek expert opinions. Dallas, houston and austin all have excellent pediatric orthopaedic surgeons (david podeszwa in dallas and robert dehne are options).See 3 more doctor answers
My sister who is 13yrs old has genu valgum. She has a 6~7cm gap between her feet. What can she do to make it normal again? What type of treatment?
At that age...: At 13, there is quite a bit of laxity in the joints and ligaments due to puberty. Is she having pain or is she having problems walking - those are questions you want to know. See a pediatric orthopedist to determine if the genu valgum is structural or functional. There is a difference. Surgery should be considered last, but p.T., bracing, stretching may be options.See 1 more doctor answer
If I do take the treatment, what are the methods of fixing genu valgum? Do I have to do leg braces?
Too old for braces: Too old for braces to work.If severe will need a distal femoral osteotomy.
Knock knee: if persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward
It depend: Genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. It depend on the method use for that. There are the general complications with any surgery and the risk of the correction it self. Malunion, postoperative infections and problems with healing. Compartment syndrome , recurrence of the deformity, re some of the potential complications.See 1 more doctor answer
Physical examination: may help if there is bowingGet a more detailed answer ›
Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Whether surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See an orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options. There are no special exercises that will help improve your deformity. Keeping ur wt down + ur legs strong by walking will help.See 2 more doctor answers
Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Weather surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See and orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options.
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.