Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kay | 2012/03/26

Q.

Child runs funny

Hi doc
When my 4 year old runs, it looks like his legs point out in a triangle instead of his legs being closer together. Is this a problem and if so why and who should I consult?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very good description of your son's problem.From your description it is most likely that he has a problem with "knock knees".With younger children this often corrects itself, but as he is already 4 years old it would be best to ask a paediatric orthopaedic specialist to see him. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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