knock knees genu valgum

Knock Knees

Ladisten offers knock knee / genu valgum correction and treatment by means of knock knee corrective surgery and appliance of Ilizarov-Veklich device. The surgery lasts for 40 min and recovery is considerably quick. Within approximately 3 months you will be able to come to your daily routine and also have fun like running, swimming, dancing, everything you got used to! Even if you were in sports, you can return and proceed with your sports activities!
If you still feel that this condition has nothing to do with later life, but the appearance, you shall review the list to see what fixing of knock knees can help you cope with:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Poor self-esteem and inferiority complex due to look of knock knee / genu valgum
  • Genu Valgum may cause early Arthritis of the knee
  • Prevention/ Postponing of knee replacement

Micro intrusive approach we use while correction surgery, and following correction of bio mechanic axis that is present while genu valgum can cope with all levels of deformities safely and prevent the need for joint replacement in the future.

Please contact us to know about b]knock knee / genu valgum correction at Ladisten.

About Knock Knees

In knock knees / (genu valgum) or as also called tibia valga, the lower legs are at an outward angle, such that when the knees are touching, the ankles are separated. 'Genu' is Latin for knee and 'valgus' means bent outwards. You may also hear of this condition was called Genu valga, Genu valgum, Genu valgus, Genua valga, Genua valgum, Knee joint valgus deformity, Knock-kneed, Knock-knees. So many terms describing the same condition.

Most children develop a slight knock-kneed stance by the time they are 2 or 3 years old, often with significant separation at the ankles when the knees are touching. This is part of normal development and often persists through age 5 or 6, at which time the legs begin to straighten fully. By puberty, most children can stand with the knees and ankles touching (without forcing the position).

Knock knees can also develop as a result of disease processes ( be pathological ). Most often the cause has already been diagnosed and the knock knees are recognized as a symptom of the condition.

Although mostly doctors say about knock knees / genu valgum in children, adults can also suffer from knock knee or Knee joint valgus deformity. In a some cases, the knock knee is severe and poor posture may start to affect the hip joints, back or feet, causing a limp or problems with walking. This can also lead to arthritis of the knee joint in later life. As well as with bow legs / genu varum, for uneven pressure onto the outer and inner part of knee-joints it has been proved to lead to early developed Arthritis, as well as to knee pain and progressing deformation.
Legs deformation and pain are the reasons why a great number of elderly people cannot walk normally and in most cases, after Arthritis is developed, need to undergo knee replacement.

Knock knee causes, associated with childhood:

  • "Rickets" - deficiency of vitamin D. A bone development is softer than normal, this causes and the legs start to bow.
  • Scurvy - A vitamin C deficiency, which affects the development of bones and joints.
  • In adults, an uncorrected fracture of the shin bone, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or Paget's disease (a condition that affects bone growth) can distort the ends of the bones and cause knock knee.

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