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Offline jw85

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foot rotated externally, knee internally, fixable?
« on: March 17, 2014, 09:06:18 PM »
Hi,

I'm happy to have found this forum! I have a problem with my knees (right being far worse) and was wondering if anyone can tell me off the bat what is at play with my legs here. If I stand with my feet pointing forward my right knee points inwards, It's been like this for as long as I can remember but now that I'm trying to get fit I'm much more aware of it. When I walk I need to rotate my foot outwards to have the knee bend straight which feels awkward. my right knee hurts frequently. I've looked up things like femoral anteversion, hip tilt, tibial torsion etc.. and was wondering if anyone out there can say if this looks possible to rehabilitate or is some sort of bone deformity (I suppose ultimately I should consult someone / xrays)

Thank you so much for your time, I have included pics!


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Re: foot rotated externally, knee internally, fixable?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 12:38:29 AM »
I have the exact same issue. My left knee has almost tyre completely inwar. I was told it is miserable malalignment syndrome. Basically means your legs are misaligned and it is miserable. I would see a specialist as my legs hag gotten progressively worse the more a walk. I was told the turning of the knee is a result of my hips turned inwards and my tibia compensating by turning outwards.

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Re: foot rotated externally, knee internally, fixable?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 12:50:03 AM »
This is how mine look

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Re: foot rotated externally, knee internally, fixable?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 05:40:33 PM »
Hello,

I just posted to mjberr's thread about miserable malalignment. The most important thing is to find a good doctor who has experience with this sort of issue. Physical therapy has never really helped me before, but who knows, all people are different.... If you have any questions you can send me a PM after you have posted 20 times, or you could ask here.

Good Luck!
Lyndsey
5/15/08      R femoral derotational osteotomy
1/19/09      L femoral derotational osteotomy
12/17/09  hardware removal (L&R femoral blade plates and screws)
10/28/10 removal of bone chip and cleanup of scar tissue on left
4/2014 15 deg. Re-rotation of L Femur
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