knock knees


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An internal deviation of the knee joint and outward angulation of the lower legs—the knees touch, the ankles are separated; some degree of knock knee is present in all children from 2 to 6 years of age; most autocorrect with time. The degree of knock knee is determined by measuring the distance between the medial malleoli—ankles; knock knee may be seen in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, rickets, or a complication of epiphysiodesis

knock knees

Genu valgum Orthopedics An internal deviation of the knee joint and outward angulation of the lower legs –the knees touch, the ankles are separated; causes, incidence, and risk factors; some degree of KK is present in all children from 2-6 yrs of age; most autocorrect with time; the degree of KK is determined by measuring the distance between the medial malleoli–ankles; KK may be seen in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, rickets, or a complication of epiphysiodesis.
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A DEGREE of knock knees is acceptable in toddlers and it will generally grow out as they become more used to walking.
A ONE cause of knock knees is rickets, but this is a result of vitamin D deficiency and does not occur in children on normal diets.
I have slightly knock knees but the worst thing is I have practically no calves.
QI HAVE knock knees and am very self conscious about them.