Knock knees or legs in X

Written by: Dr. César Galo García Fontecha
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We use the term knees valgas or "genu valgo" to the position in which, when the knees touch, the ankles are separated from each other. The legs thus acquire a symmetrical X-shaped appearance, a posture typical of children between 3 and 5 years of age, which is usually accompanied by a flat foot. . .

First by age, the legs in X is a typical situation of the child between 3 and 5 years of age. . In general, with the knees together, the distance between ankles should not exceed 8 centimeters.

. Keep in mind that overweight children often show a false appearance of greater knee shock .

 

Another issue to assess is whether the disorder is symmetrical , as asymmetric disorders are not normal and usually have a pathological cause. . And sometimes, the child has pain in the inner side of the knees or in the soles of the feet, although it is important to assess the intensity of the same. . . . . .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. César Galo García Fontecha
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Prestigious researcher, Dr. Dr. García Fontecha is expert in child Traumatology and Orthopaedics, taking charge of all kinds of traumatic, orthopedic, congenital or developmental child locomotor diseases. He is a member of the Pediatric Trauma Surgery and Traumatology Service LENOX Corachan. It Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​is also a graduate in Statistics in Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Methodology has a Masters in health research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has received several awards for his public career.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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