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Any benefit from knock knees?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: No real benefit.
No real benefit. The condition may lead to pain, arthritis, and gait abnormality.

In brief: No real benefit.
No real benefit. The condition may lead to pain, arthritis, and gait abnormality.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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