Knock Knees Treatment from
Pediatric Orthopedists in the Quad Cities
The ORA Orthopedics Pediatric Center of Excellence provides treatment for knock knees – or genu valgum – to children in a friendly, comfortable environment. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists are uniquely trained to address musculoskeletal issues that affect growing, active children, and use the latest advances in treatment to help kids get back to their favorite activities as quickly and safely as possible. If your child appears to have an abnormal stance or gait, visit an ORA Orthopedics location in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, or Bettendorf, IA.
Knock knees is a term that refers to a person’s knees that lean in toward each other, even when the feet are parallel and hip-width apart. It is quite common in toddlers and usually self-corrects by around age five, although some children require knock knees treatment to help straighten their legs and improve movement.
At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our pediatric specialists provide comprehensive care to children with knock knees. The process usually begins with a thorough evaluation and, if necessary, treatment to address the condition’s underlying cause, which can sometimes include rickets, infection, or a traumatic injury. There are various treatments available for knock knees, including bracing, physical therapy, orthotics and, in more extensive cases, surgery.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to learn more about our approach to the treatment of knock knees.