Many times children develop knock-knees
or bowlegs and parents think they will outgrow the bone deformity but in severity, these deformities can be lifelong and they affect the child's movement until they are corrected.
recurvatum of the knee occurs in combination with the genu valgus.
A period of rapid growth in a young student may produce temporary inadequacy of the quadriceps and cause the dancer with a jarrete configuration (knock-knees
or saber-shaped legs) to push back and lock the kneecaps instead of placing the weight more forward on the feet.
In children, knock-knee
usually requires no treatment unless it persists after the age of 10, when it may start to strain the joints of the lower leg.
Various skeletal anomalies can be appreciated radiographically such as delayed bone growth and maturation, clinodactyl 5th finger and/or toe, fused carpals (usually the hamate and capitate), fused 5th and 6th metacarpals, defect on the lateral surface of the proximal part of the tibia (or knock-knees
), cubitus valgus, and hypoplastic cubitus, most of which were found in our patient too.
He' s a darling man - despite his bony shoulders and knock-knees
. I love the bones of him.
For instance, does the model above actually have a humpback, knock-knees
and fantastic moustache but the dress managed to iron out those cosmetic wrinkles?
, or Genu Valgum, is where the ankles don't touch when the knees are together.
* Bowlegs or knock-knees
. Parents typically get concerned about bowlegs or knock-knees
(genu varum or genu Valgum) when infants begin to stand and cruise.
There are multiple alignment problems that can contribute to this including rotation of your femur, genu valgus or knock-knees
, leg length discrepancy (either functional, when running on the same side of a cambered surface, or actual), excessive curvature of your back (lordosis), hip flexor tightness, hamstrings tightness, weak quadriceps, imbalance between hamstrings and quadriceps, or other biomechanical problems.
They have short stature, bowlegs or knock-knees
, and deformities of the skull.
The knee sometimes pays the price for foot abnormalities (such as flat feet), overpronation (the feet roll inward too much), or poor leg alignment (such as knock-knees
), which can put greater stress on the joint.