n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Deformities of the lower limb in the growing child

Volume 26, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



General practitioners are often asked to assess bowleg and knock-knee deformities in infants, children and adolescents. For the child without underlying pathology the parental concern is that of cosmesis or clumsiness. Often there is a family history of developmental deformity of the lower limbs that was successfully treated with a splint or a shoe insert. Normal developmental changes in alignment do not need any treatment and children were often treated unnecessarily in the past.

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