How to Manage Bow Legs with Knee Pain
- 28 April 2016
- How to Manage Bow Legs with Knee pain
- Dr. Khong Kok Sun
Bowed knees (genu varum) are a common sight in the streets of Singapore. Some occur in the young but they are mostly seen in the middle-aged and older generation. They walk with a waddle and it is even evident that some require much effort to walk long distances. The typical history is often that the whole family exhibits the trait and the older ones might already have had knee replacements. Some have sustained knee injuries resulting in the loss of the medial meniscus. It is rare today to obtain a history of rickets as Vitamin D deficiency today is seldom encountered. The speaker will outline the causes of genu varum and what is available for non-operative as well as surgical options today including functional bracing, APOS Therapy, realignment surgery and partial knee replacement.