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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Correction of genu valgum = surgery
My friend suffers from genu valgum. The doctor said that he had a X6 (6 degree ..... ). Can this genu valgum be treated without operation? Are there any device or exercise that can correct this genu valgum? Where can I get one? Thx.
Exercises and bracing may help and have almost no risk compared to surgery. A physical therapist can help you with the right ones for this situation.
Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University