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Knock-knees occur when the knees bend inward more than normal from the knees down.
Knock-knees are often normal in children ages 2 to 7, but in some cases can be caused by disease, injury or obesity.
Most often, treatment is not needed for knock-knees. The condition normally will correct itself by the time a child is 6 or 7 years old. The medical provider will want to see your child for an exam if the condition:
- Remains severe
- Involves only one leg
Braces or surgery may then be an option.
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