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Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by wdd, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. wdd

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    In two months time my 63 year old sister will have one knee joint replaced followed two months later by replacement of the other.

    Apart from OA and associated changes of the knee joints she has amazing and life long (but definitely not life enhancing) genu valgum. If she is asked to put her feet shoulder width apart her knees are still touching - OK a slight exaggeration but you get the picture.

    If things go well with the surgery she will almost overnight become an ex-genu valgumer. My concern is that her feet, which have already suffered a life time of abuse because of their unusual approach to the world, will suffer even more abuse when they become orthodox.

    Given that she has two months before the first operation do you think that she should begin an exercise regime, etc, now to prepare her feet for their new position in life and if so what?

    Bill
     
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