Bow Legs & Knock Knees

Bow Legs & Knock Knees

About Bow Legs & Knock Knees

Until a child reaches the age of two, his legs will seem bent. Similarly, until he is six years old, a child's knees seem knocked. If the child's legs remain bent after two years, the parents must begin treatment of bowlegs or Genu Varum therapy. If the child's legs still curve inwards after three or four years of age, the parents should seek treatment for knock-knees or Genu Valgum.

Causes

Bow legs and knock knees are quite common. If the symptoms are severe, however, the parents must seek treatment for bowlegs or knock knees. Bow legs and knock knees are frequently the result of underlying bone problems such as osteomalacia and rickets. The origins of these bone illnesses, however, varied from one youngster to the next.

Treatment

As the child develops, both the knock knee and the bow leg normalise and self-correct. As a result, orthopaedics frequently attempts non-surgical treatment of bone problems. If the symptoms are normal, they treat the bone problems with shoe inserts, braces, or physical therapy. However, orthopaedic surgery is only performed if the symptoms of bone disease are severe. Only children above the age of ten have their knees surgically replaced.As the youngster develops, both the knock knee and the bow leg normalise and self-correct. As a result, orthopaedics frequently attempts non-surgical treatment of bone problems. If the symptoms are normal, they treat the bone problems with shoe inserts, braces, or physical therapy. However, orthopaedic surgery is only performed if the symptoms of bone disease are severe. Only children above the age of ten have their knees surgically replaced.