Hello Doctor, My sister s male child is 4 years
My sister's male child is 4 years old and seems to be healthy. We noticed that his legs while standing seem to be different than while we as elders stand as the knees doesn't seem to come closer. Would this cause any problem in the future? Is it normal in kids of this age? Why would this have happened? Please look at the attachments for photos so that you may look clearly.
It is called Knock Knees( Genu VAlgus )
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have seen the pics and read the details.
In my opinion this condition is called Knock Knees ( Genu Valgus in medical terms).
The treatment depends on severity . For mild cases generally nothing is required , moderate cases - observation and intervention when required. Severe cases require surgery at a little later age. Mild degrees may improve spontaneously.
If severe and left untreated , can lead to knee, hip problems and later on walking difficulties.
I suggest consultation with Orthopedic Surgeon and full assessment. Please follow his advise.
Thanks for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
My nephew does not complains of any problem or pain due to the way the legs are. Should we be worried in such a case?
1) Can you tell us the reason why did he get the legs in such a shape?
2) Could this be due to low energy food?
3) Would you recommend any dietary changes?
Please see below.
In my opinion nature helps in healing -so in growing child playing in soil may help.
As I have told earlier - pain is not a indicator or factor that will come into focus at this stage.
1. Reason can be discussed only after seeing the patient and assessing hip properly with X rays Otherwise it will be only speculation.
2. What is low energy Food?
3. Any dietary change can be discussed only after assessing the patient with investigations.