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Can bow legs get worse with time

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
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Actually: Slight genu varus ( bow legged) is much more associated with athleticism than genu valgus (knock knee). The major long term issue is increased weight ... 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 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 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. James Bicos
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: The only way to get rid of bow legs is to do what's called an osteotomy (fancy term for cutting a bone). You have to cut the top part of your shin bon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Easy via osteotomy : Bowed legs or varus knees can be routinely corrected via what is called a high tibial osteotomy (hto). Though not done solely for cosmetic reasons, bu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Is possible: Surgery can be done to correct the more severe cases of bow leggedness. Correcting the problem and getting the legs straighter, plus the extra blood f ... Read More
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