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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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Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Possible but....: There are many causes that should be investigated. An orthopaedic surgeon should be able to help. Please visit my website at www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/f ... Read More

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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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
See your doctor: See your regular doctor and ask if you might have bowed legs that can be caused by physiologic genu varum (self-correcting with age/growth in childre ... Read More
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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
CONSULT ORTHOPOEDIST: I would recommend you seek a consultation with a local, respected orthopoedic surgeon. He or she, after a thorough evaluation and definition of the c ... Read More

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