I am knock kneed and need treatment

Patient

Q: I am knock kneed and was wondering if there was anything that can be done to fix this? Am I going to be stuck with this?

Symptoms:  Knee pain
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. Genu Valgum (Pediatric Knock Knees), is a condition that one is born with or develops during growth. Treatment of this condition depends on the severity of the medial curvature of the knee joints, and how old you are. Younger patients who are still growing may respond really well to wearing straightening braces, but in older patients these are less effective. In the most severe cases, surgery may be considered to straighten the knee joint, but this is a very risk surgery, and require careful consideration before electing to having this surgery.

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