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Are there any negative effects of being bow legged

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It cause cause pain and difficulty with activity due to the deformity. Bow legs can be treated with bracing or surgery.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Strain on the hips, knees and ankles.

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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most do not need-: -correction. If you are older it may be arthritis, younger you were born with it. More details are needed, age, interfering with activities or ADL's. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knocked knees: Genu valgum or knocked knee is the opposite of bow legged or genu varum.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Often surgery: Bow-legs are a normal finding until around 18 months, and can correct as the child grows. After early childhood, the child should be evaluated for a m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Genu varum: Arthritis is the most common cause for adults becoming "bow-legged" as they age. The medical term for this deformity is genu varum.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several Things: For young people with open growth plates, anything that damages or variably affects the growth plate can result in this problem. For adults, the most ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Not really: This is the way you are. How bowed are you. We call this varus stance. Did you see a pediatric ortho when you were growing? Is this getting worse? At ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee position: Someone who is bow-legged has knees thy point away from each other. This can be due to an orthopaedic condition such as blount's disease or from arthr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Bowlegged: Please consult an orthopedic surgeon if you haven't yet.Your condition may also be inherited. There's a condition called blount's disease seen in socc ... Read More

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