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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 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Deformity: Bow legging can be a sign for early vit d deficiency as well as other associated bony defects. But if it chronically persists and left untreated it c ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes worsening occurs: Bowed legs (varus knee) can worsen with time in that the varus alignemnt can advance about the knee with advancing collapse across the medial (inside ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Bow legs: Outward bowing of the legs is fairly common and usually stable once bony growth is complete. Please enjoy running and soccer; both are wonderful for ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Bow legs could be corrected by surgery better results when corrected young, could be done on adults also, usually they will have established arthriti ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You : You are having plastic surgery on the soft tissues of your leg for a bony deformity? That totally blows me away! you have "tendinosis" where? See an o ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Usually none: Bow leggedness is usually asymptomatic. I cannot recall every having someone complain of any symptoms related to bowed legs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 month: I assume you talking about surgical correction. If you are talking about non surgical correction some times it takes years with bracing.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage wear: Bow leggedness or the varus knee can develop in adulthood if the cartilage on the inside of the knee wears down faster than the outside of the knee. ... Read More

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