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how to measure genu varum in adults

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Genu varum: One can try bracing. If no success surgery msy be necessary.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Not: Much at your age. Is it a problem? Do you have arthritis. Pain. Problems?
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Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varus knee: There are two treatment options and they are based on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have congenital genu varum, with minimal or no arthriti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Bowlegged.: The legs bow outward at the knees. It can occur in one or both legs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Genuine Varum: If you are having pain and it is due to the deformity and you have good joint space, you can have an osteotomy to cut and bend the bone.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growt ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Surgery would depend on which bones are involved, the reason for genu varum, and the age of the patient.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes there is treatme: Blount's disease is a deformity in the legs, mostly from the knees to the ankles. The affected bone curves in or out and forms the usual "archers bow" ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Bracing if did not work, osteotomy.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depends on the reason for the condition. It may correct on its own, however bracing and surgery may be required.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Is surgery needed?: Genu varum, aka bowleggedness is actually a normal part of growing up. Almost all legs straighten out; braces and other devices used in the past were ... Read More

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