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Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: All newborns have bowlegs-- that's the shape babies have to fit in the womb. They get less bowed as babies bear weight and walk.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Genes: Not jeans. They have them til they start walking to riding a horse.

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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most babies are born "bow-legged" because of their position in the womb. Babies who were in breech position for most of the pregnancy, tend to have st ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Newborns are folded tightly in the womb and the rounding of the walls will produce a transient rounding or leg bowing. After baby begins to cruise, th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They shouldn't: The vast majority of babies who have bowed legs are normal. Their knees will straighten out as they grow. However, babies should be evaluated by a p ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
We let them grow: They grow out of it if xrays are normal we let them grow out of it later if very bad we can slow growth on outside of knee and let the knee grow traig ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can Be: But we do not know the mechanism for which this happens.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tibial Osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is the classic surgical way to straighten bowed legs in clinically indicated. Speak with your orthopaedic surgeon, we curr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Age of patient ?: Infants are often a bit bowed at birth from intra-uterine positioning. By the time they get to 3-4 they are often knock-kneed and naturally straighte ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Kids yes- adults not really.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
30 years experience Pediatrics
Age, cause,severity: If severe deformity is present and there is an associated bony cause, may need surgery. If you are concerned, it is best to check with an orthopedics ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Curtiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : It depends on the cause. Some causes of bowed legs such as tibial torsion get better with age. Others such as ricketts and blount's dis need to be tre ... Read More
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