knock-knee


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knock-knee

(nŏk′nē′)
n.
A deformity of the legs in which the knees are abnormally close together and the ankles are spread widely apart.

knock′-kneed′ adj.
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knock-knee

or

knock-knees

n
(Pathology) a condition in which the legs are bent inwards causing the knees to touch when standing. Technical name: genu valgum
ˌknock-ˈkneed adj
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knock′-knee`



n.
1. inward curvature of the legs, causing the knees to knock together in walking.
2. knock-knees, the knees of a person whose legs have such curvature.
[1820–30]
knock′-kneed`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knock-knee - an inward slant of the thigh
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
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LOT 1 was marked in whitewashed knock-knee letters on the brew house; LOT 2 on that part of the main building which had been so long shut up.
If his mind for the moment reeled under them, it may be urged, in extenuation of its weakness, that it was constitutionally a knock-knee'd mind and never very strong upon its legs.
If the child is below three years and the bowing or the knock-knee is not very severe, the child can outgrow the deformity without any treatment but if it is severe, the medical personnel will tell you after assessment and also prescribe treatment options the child is likely to undergo.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: Physiological knock-knee typically occurs between the ages of 3 and 5 years when the femoral-tibial angle is at its maximum, and spontaneous correction is expected by 7 years.
Rickets or scurvy will cause knock-knee, or there could be a family history of the legs not straightening properly with growth.
General practitioners are often asked to assess bowleg and knock-knee deformities in infants, children and adolescents.
These exercises are especially important for patients with knock-knee. "In these patients, when the quadriceps fires, forces are translated into a subluxation force on the patella," Dr.
The knock-knee configuration may lead to problems with the patella and Pronation (inward rolling of the foot).
Knock-knee is common between the ages of three and five and is part of normal development in some children.
Other complications in breastfeeding children were swollen feet, knock-knees, painful muscles and slurred speech.A user of the pill who spoke to the Business Daily said she missed her menses for months after discontinuing its usage and only visited a gynaecologist when she started developing health complications.
Both upper and lower limbs showed progressive shortening from the proximal to the distal portions, with bowing of the arms and legs and development of "knock-knees" (genu valgum), with the absence of hair on the arms and legs; there was, however, no insufficiency or absence of the same in relation to the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic and axillary regions (figure 1B).
He was made to wear leg braces to correct his knock-knees and developed a stammer.