Skip to main content

Knee Angular Deformities


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Knee Angular Deformities Treatment

A large number of children experience angular deformities of the knees. In many cases, these variations are considered a normal part of the growth pattern of those particular children. Angular deformities of the knees typically have distinct physiology determined by age:

  • Lateral bowing of tibia occurs during the first year
  • The knees and tibia begin to bow in the second year
  • Between the ages of 3-4, the child develops knock knees

Parents are more likely to notice the difference when the child is between 2-3 years of age. The knee condition may correct by the time the child reaches the age of 7-8. If knee angular deformities remain evident beyond the age of 8, an illness may be responsible for the continued deformities.

There are treatments available from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics to address bow-legs and knock-knees. If these issues persist, Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide a diagnosis and effective treatment at our California practice.

Child-Friendly Orthopedic Care

At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we understand that children around the age of 7-8 are fully self-aware and may suffer a loss of confidence due to knee angular deformities. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds have extensive experience working with children. Our practice is welcoming and relaxed, with a friendly team of orthopedic specialists who will help put your child at ease.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds base treatment recommendations on the results of a comprehensive examination, which includes imaging tests and a physical exam. Treatment is patient-guided at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. You will be fully involved in deciding how we approach correcting your child’s knee angular deformities at our California practice.

Contact our orthopedic practice today to learn more about knee angular deformity diagnosis and treatment or to book a consultation at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics.

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location