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 few signs to keep note of, according to Dr Salian, in order to understand if these conditions are indicative of a serious underlying condition are if only one side of the leg is affected, if there is an extreme curve inward or outward, or if bow legs and knock knees persist after two and seven years of age, respectively.
The other feature of normal knock knees is that the distance between the ankles when your child is standing up straight with the knees just touching should be less than 10 cm.
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.
Her petite frame and shapely legs passed me by in deference to my dad's knock knees.
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.