Striding with Confidence: Knock Knee Correction Surgery

Striding with Confidence: Knock Knee Correction Surgery at Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates How surgery can restore mobility and freedom


Vache Hambardzumyan, MD, PhD, FEBS
Dr. Vache Hambardzumyan

Knock knees, a condition where the inner knees touch while the ankles remain apart, can be more than just a cosmetic concern. It can cause pain, limit activity, and even wear down joint cartilage over time. Bowlegs, unlike their knock-knee counterpart, present with the opposite misalignment. This is a condition characterized by an outward curvature of the legs, which may present more than just a visual concern.

Fortunately, for those seeking relief and improved mobility, Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates offers a life-changing solution with both knock-knee and bowleg correction surgery offers a life-changing solution with both knock-knee and bowleg correction surgery.

Understanding Knock Knees:

Knock knees, a condition where the knees angle inward and touch each other when the legs are straightened, can pose challenges for individuals of all ages. At MCH, we recognize the impact this condition can have on mobility, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Our orthopedic team is dedicated to addressing knock knees through advanced surgical interventions, fostering a path to renewed confidence and comfort.

Illustration of knock kneesIs Surgery Right for You?

Not everyone with knock knees needs surgery. In some cases, physical therapy or bracing may be sufficient. However, if your knees are severely misaligned, causing pain, limiting your activities, or accelerating joint wear, surgery might be the best option.

Choosing knock knee correction surgery is a significant decision, and at MCH, we believe in collaboration. Our orthopedic specialists work closely with patients, understanding their unique needs and concerns. We prioritize open communication, providing detailed information about the surgical process, expected outcomes, and addressing any questions to ensure that patients and their families feel confident in their decision.

Understanding the Options:

Knock knee correction surgery at MCH involves advanced techniques tailored to each patient’s specific condition. Our skilled orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vache Hambardzumyan will employ a range of surgical interventions, including realignment procedures, to correct the alignment of the knees. The goal is to provide lasting improvements in both form and function, allowing individuals to walk, run, and move with newfound confidence.

At Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates, our experienced pediatric and adult orthopedic surgeons offer two main approaches to knock-knee correction surgery:

  • Distal Femoral Osteotomy (DFO): This minimally invasive procedure involves making a small, controlled cut in the lower part of the thigh bone (femur) and realigning it. Plates and screws are used to stabilize the bone in its new position.
  • High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO): This surgery targets the upper shin bone (tibia) and involves similar steps to DFO. It may be preferred if the misalignment is located primarily in the lower leg.

What to Expect:

Knock-knee correction surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure or with a short hospital stay.

The Joy of Reclaiming Mobility:

Patients who undergo successful knock-knee correction surgery often experience:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Improved joint alignment and stability
  • Enhanced mobility and ability to participate in activities
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

Recovery and Rehabilitation:

The journey doesn’t end in the operating room; it extends to a comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation phase. Recovery time varies depending on the individual and the severity of the surgery. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in regaining strength and flexibility.

Our orthopedic team, in collaboration with rehabilitation specialists, guides patients through a tailored recovery plan. This holistic approach ensures that individuals regain strength, flexibility, and independence, reclaiming their lives with a straighter and more aligned gait.

Why Choose Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates?

At Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates, we understand the concerns and anxieties that come with facing any surgery. We are committed to providing:

  • Compassionate and personalized care: Our dedicated team of orthopedic surgeons and nurses work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
  • Advanced surgical expertise: We utilize minimally invasive techniques, leading to faster recovery times and minimal scarring.
  • Comprehensive support: From pre-operative education to post-operative rehabilitation, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Taking the First Step:

If you or a loved one is considering knock knee correction surgery, Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates is here to guide you. We encourage you to schedule a consultation. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons will listen to your concerns, assess your condition, and discuss all treatment options available. Don’t let knock knees hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards reclaiming your mobility and living a fuller life.

Together, let’s walk the path towards renewed confidence and mobility.

Stay well,

Dr. Vache Hambardzumyan, MD, PhD, FEBS
Dr Vache

Monadnock Orthopedic AssociatesMonadnock Orthopaedic Associates

Monadnock Community Hospital
Bond Wellness Center Suite 200
458 Old Street Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-2144
Fax: 603-924-3993

Striding with Confidence Knock knee correction surgery Knock knees where knees angle inward and touch when legs are straight post challenges to all ages Is surgery right for you Not all with knock knees require surgery Physical therapy or bracing may suffice Yet severe misalignment causing pain or activity limitations may warrant surgery