Knock knees (Genu Valgum)

What is it?

A small gap between the child’s ankles (6 – 7 cms) when standing with their knees together is normal.


No referral is required and it will resolve naturally around six years. Please measure the gap prior to making a referral to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. 

Page last reviewed: 12 August, 2021