Knock Knee

Genu Valgum and Genu Varum :

Genu valgum (knock knee) both knee are going in and leg going out side Walking difficulty.

It is idiopathic, post traumatic, Rickets, skeletal dysplasia, tumors or hereditary multiple exsotoses (HME).

Genu varum (bow legs) : Physiological, Blount’s disease, skeletal dysplasia, rickets, post infective or traumatic, focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia.

Diagnosis : Clinical obvious deformity at knee X ray full length (scanogram).

Treatment : Nutritional rickets will correct deformity by medicine.

Surgery : Growth modulation by plate or staple or screw in skeletally immature patients.


Corrective osteotomy may require for skeletally mature patients.

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