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Are there any negative effects of being bow legged

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It cause cause pain and difficulty with activity due to the deformity. Bow legs can be treated with bracing or surgery.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Strain on the hips, knees and ankles.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause. Sometimes if ther is no arthritis in the knee then an osteotomy could be done to correct the angle of the limb. Lots... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See an orthopaedist: A physical exam is the easiest way to do this. If you have bow legs (genu varum) your knees are bowed outward. Genu valgum is knock-knees, and the kne... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Opposites!: Knock knees (genu valgum) appears as if the knees are bent inward while the lower legs are splayed outward. Bow legged (genu varum) people have legs ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not advised usually: This is not carried out for typical " genu varus" or bowleggedness. It is considered a variant of normal. If you have a severe case, or are not cle... Read More