Knock Knees also termed as genu valgum, is a condition when a child stands up with his knees together, his ankles and feet move apart.
Types of Knock Knees:
●Physiologic (normal growth and development)
●Pathologic (Rickets, Multiple epiphyseal dysplasias)
Knock Knees are commonly seen in young children but naturally get corrected around 6-7 years. Excessive pressure on knees, injury or infection in bones, lack of Vitamin D and calcium, and other genetic conditions are causes of Knock Knees.
Some common signs of Knock Knees include the distance between ankles, knee pain, limping, and difficulty in walking,
If left untreated it can cause severe knee pain, meniscal tears, Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis, or damaged cartilage.
Knock Knees are majorly rectified by normal growth and development. However, if it is not rectified naturally, then surgical methods may be used to correct the deformity.
Dr. Deepak Agrawal is an expert pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Dr. Deepak Agrawal, MBBS, D. Ortho. specializes in pediatric bone problems. He attentively treats his patients and makes sure they are cured completely.
In most cases, he makes sure to rectify the bone deformity by simple massages and exercises, avoiding complex surgical methods.