Rainbow Children’s Hospital, (Banjara Hills,Kukatpally)

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Dr Venkatram Thyalapalli - Knock Knees treatment at Banjara Hills

Expert in Knock Knees Treatment at Kukatpally

Knock Knees, medically termed as genu valgum, is a condition that affects children, causing their knees to appear bent inwardly and the feet to be positioned apart.

Typically, it is a natural part of growth and development that resolves spontaneously by the age of 6-7 years. However, certain factors such as injury, infection, vitamin D and calcium deficiency, and genetic disorders may lead to the development of Knock Knees.

There are two types of Knock Knees:
1.) Physiologic knock knees - It is a normal part of growth and development and commonly seen in children between the ages of 2-5 years. Physiologic knock knees typically correct themselves naturally as the child grows and develops.

2.) Pathologic knock knees - It is caused by underlying medical conditions such as rickets, Blount's disease, Osteomyelitis, or multiple epiphyseal dysplasias. Pathologic knock knees require medical attention and can be corrected through non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the severity of the condition.

Some common symptoms of Knock Knees include knee pain, limping, difficulty in walking, and an increased distance between the ankles.

If left untreated, it can lead to severe knee pain, meniscal tears, or damaged cartilage. In severe cases, surgical correction may be necessary.

Dr. Venkatram Thyalapalli MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics) is the best pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Hyderabad with vast experience in treating pediatric bone problems.

He provides attentive care to his patients and prefers non-surgical treatment options such as simple massages and exercises before considering complex surgical methods.

The treatment for knock knees depends on the severity of the condition and its underlying cause.

Mild cases of knock knees often do not require treatment, as the condition may correct itself as the child grows.

However, in cases where the knock knees persist or cause discomfort, Dr Venkatram may recommend the following treatment options:

1.) Physical therapy: Strengthening and stretching exercises can help to improve the alignment of the knees and reduce the strain on the joints.

2.) Bracing: Wearing a brace or special shoe inserts can help to support the feet and legs and improve alignment.

3.) Guided Growth: Tiny metal plates are implanted inside the knees as part of the treatment. Once the legs are straightened after treatment, the plates can be removed through another operation.

4.) Surgery: In severe cases where other treatment options have been unsuccessful, Osteotomy may be recommended to realign the bones.

If you would like more information and the best treatment for Knock Knees, please consult Dr. Venkatram .

You can book an appointment with Dr. Venkatram Thyalapalli MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics) either by phone or online to seek advice on the management of your child's Knock Knees.

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