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Deformity Correction & Rehabilitation Clinic

by Dr Gurcharan Lal Arora

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Genu Valgum & Genu Varum Cases Treated

Genu Varum & Genu Valgum Treatment Delhi, Noida, NCR

Emergency Treatment Available : Yes

Any Age Limit : No

Follow-up Required : Yes

Digital X-ray Available: Yes

Hospitalization Required: Yes (2 to 3 Days)

Blood Sample Collection facility : Available

Physiotherapy Treatment : Yes, Required & Available (Well Equipped Physiotherapy Department)

About the Procedure : Please check the Procedure Description Box below 

Genu Varum or Bowed legs

The legs have considerable space between them, it becomes more obvious when the kid stands up or walks. Genu varum is also known as the bowed legs. In this deformity, the knees of the kid are far apart but the toes are pointing inwards, the toes can touch.

Genu Valgum or Knock Knees

It is the exact opposite deformity of the genu varum, in this, the knees are pointing inwards and ankles, toes are pointing outwards. In this disease, the knees keep rubbing or knocking on each other and toes never meet, hence the name knock knee is given.

Reasons behind the bowed legs and knock knees can be many, some of the most common reasons are:

Blount’s disease – In this disease, there is a growth plate abnormality in the upper part of the shin bone (tibia). It can occur either in one or both legs. It causes the genu varum or the bowed legs.

Rickets – This malnutrition disorder affects bones of all the body. Along with other deformities, bowed legs and knock knees are common.

Some benign tumors around the knee joint area – it is quite rare though.

Obesity – Genu valgum and varum are commonly seen in fat or obese kids.

Injury to the joint from trauma or infection

Skeletal dysplasia – stunted skeletal and cartilage growth.

Problems associated with Genu Valgum/bowed knees and Genu Varum/knock knees

1. Undue stress on all the joints, such as the knee is under maximum stress and hip and ankle joint bear undue stress as well.

2. The child has more chances of falling due to improper muscular coordination.

3. The deformity gives rise to another deformity that is turning of the toes and foot inwards.

4. Cosmetic appearance

5. Joint stiffness

6. Knee Pain

7. Walking with a limp

Treatment of Genu Valgum and Genu Varum

1. Braces or orthotic devices to correct the deformity.

2. Malnutrition must be treated with proper diet and medication if the deformity is due to rickets.

3. Surgery is the ultimate way to correct the deformity if everything else fails. The main surgical interventions performed are

  • Guided Growth surgery or Growth Plate surgery is performed in order to correct the shape of the knee joints. In this surgery, a metal plate is inserted in the tibia to ensure a smooth growth. It is removed after the full growth of the child.

  • Tibial Osteotomy is also a preferred procedure in which the shinbone (tibia) is shaped in such a way that it heals while correcting the deformity.

  • Hemiepiphysiodesis  – Shaping of the inner side of the knee to correct genu valgum.

Question 1. Will the surgery be the only choice for this leg abnormality (genu valgum or genu varum)?

Answer. No, many cases of physiological genu valgum or varum get treated by the use of braces. Some cases which have severe deformity need the surgical correction.

Question 2. How much time does the surgery take?

Answer. It depends upon the type of surgery. On an average, the surgery takes somewhere around 2 to 3 hours.

Question 3. Will my child need physiotherapy after surgery?

Answer. Yes, to regain muscle strength and make the recovery process smoother and efficient, physical therapy is required. It will be stopped once the child is up and about.

Question 4. Can these deformities be treated fully?

Answer. Yes, both these deformities can be treated fully without any deficit with timely treatment and correct surgical measures.

Surprising Genu Valgum, Knock Knees Treatment by Best Deformity correction Doctor in UP!

18 years old SatyaPrakash A resident of Barabanki, had severe 60 degree genu valgum in both legs He was operated on right lower limb and the left one after 7 days. Almost full correction achieved. Satyaprakash now walks without the support of braces. Dr GL Arora is the Leading and the Best Doctor for Disability Correction and more. He has been awarded several times for his exceptional work in the field for disability correction and rehabilitation. The Treatment methodology of Dr Arora is incomparable and is not restricted as per age. Many doctors in the same field stay restricted and advise treatment and rehabilitation as per age, however Dr GL Arora has devised new and innovative methods increasing his efficacy for treatment of diseases such as Cerebral Palsy, CTEV, Myopathy, Poliomyelitis, Genu Vargum, Genu Valgum, Manus Valgum and more. Often patients ask and are worried about Dr Arora’s treatment and consultation fee, however Dr GL Arora feels that it is very important to give back to the society, which is why many of his cases are reasonably priced, adequate enough for the treatment to be carried out. If you know someone suffering with Cerebral Palsy, CTEV, Myopathy, Poliomyelitis, Genu Vargum, Genu Valgum, Manus Valgum etc then contact us at or call us at 740-834-6710 or at 9667766385 डॉक्टर जी एल अरोड़ा टेढ़े-मेढे अंग और जोड़ों के इलाज के लिए एक अनुभवी और सबसे अच्छे डॉक्टर हैं। उन्हें इस सराहनीय काम के लिए बहुत सम्मान और पुरस्कार भी प्रदान किए गए हैं। डॉक्टर अरोड़ा के इलाज का तरीका दूसरे डॉक्टरों से काफी अलग है, ये मरीज की आयु पे निर्भर नहीं करता। डॉक्टर अरोड़ा नए और अलग तरीकों से बीमारी का इलाज करते हैं, सेरेब्रल पाल्सी, ctev (क्लबफूट), मायोपैथी, पोलियो, जीनू वैरम (बाहर की ओर मुड़े हुए घुटने), जीनूं वैलगम (अंदर की ओर मुड़े हुए घुटने) आदि का इलाज शामिल है। मरीज अक्सर डॉक्टर अरोड़ा के इलाज के खर्चे के बारे में चिंता करते हैं, परन्तु क्यूंकि डॉक्टर अरोड़ा इसे समाज के प्रति अपना फ़र्ज़ समझते हैं, तो इलाज का खर्च कम से कम कराया जाता है जो आम आदमी की पहुंच में हो। अगर आप किसी को जानते हैं जो ऊपर लिखित बीमारियों से ग्रसित है तो हमें बताएं – Phone – 740-834-6710 or 9667766385





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