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Bowlegged or knock-kneed

Bowlegged or knock-kneed is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of bowlegged or knock-kneed are osteochondrosis, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and skin pigmentation disorder. Other possible causes, such as avascular necrosis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with bowlegged or knock-kneed often receive plain x-ray, radiographic imaging procedure, examination of foot, arthroplasty knee, physical therapy exercises, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen and removal of ectopic pregnancy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bowlegged or knock-kneed include diphth/pertussis, acel/tetanus (obsolete), glubionate calcium, zidovudine, beclomethasone nasal product, chickenpox vaccine (shingles vaccine), haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (obsolete), pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (prevnar), hepatitis a vaccine (obsolete), divalproex sodium (depakote), chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar) and malathion topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for bowlegged or knock-kneed include age 1-4 years, race/ethnicity = black and age < 1 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other, age 75+ years, and age 45-59 years almost never get bowlegged or knock-kneed.

Age

< 1 years
3.0x
1-4 years
9.3x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
3.0x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.5x
Other
0.0x
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