Great Information to Learn About Genu Valgum

Great Information to Learn About Genu Valgum

Genu valgum deformity of the knee, commonly known as reverse knees. The condition often accompanies femoral varus and tibial valgus. Most children develop a slightly flexed-knee posture between 2 and 3 years of age, often with the significant separation of the ankles when the knees touch. It is part of normal development and often persists until the age of 5 or 6, when the legs begin to extend fully. By puberty, most boys can stand with their knees and ankles touching. The knee’s mild valgus deformity is seen in children between 2 and 5 and often corrects naturally as the child develops.

Valgus describe joints that are angled differently than normal.

It’s not just about the knee. A doctor would describe the knee deformity as a hallux valgus or the latin phrase genu valgum. Valgus means that the body part farthest from the trunk deviates from the midline. Put, if the knees are described as bouncy, they are deformed. Knock knees indicate that arthritis primarily affects the outside of the knee. Wearing away the cartilage lining on the outside of the knee caused the angle to change at the joint.

Knocking knees can also develop as a result of painful processes. It increases the risk of knee injuries (especially patellofemoral pain syndrome) because the abnormal angle of the hip and calf places most of the athlete’s weight on the inside of the knees. There is no treatment for knock knees after childhood. My Knock Knee Fix can slow the progression of the disease and prevent a recurrence.

Contrary to popular belief, no orthopedic treatment or weight-bearing exercises will straighten sprained knees in adults. When the knee becomes so painful that surgery becomes the only option, the good news is that the surgeon can correct any angle in most cases. It is not always for patients to have a straighter knee after surgery than for many years.

Surgery may be preferred for knee dislocations that persist beyond late childhood. However, it is more of a cosmetic product and can interfere with future athletic performance. In young children whose growth plates are open and continuing to grow, the alignment of the knee joint can be changed by fixing the growth plates of the femur or tibia with braces.


The knee will grow out of its extreme angle as the extension plate grows on the slack side. All the treatments have high success rates; they should only be done when necessary and at the right age. Braces and physical therapy may provide temporary relief, but they do not provide long-term relief.

Vincent Lalonde