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Can you tell me about bow-legged (bow leg) correction surgery?

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Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Bow legs: Surgery is now very uncommon for these conditions as are braces and other devices used years ago. Leg bowing can come from the tibia (tibial torsion) or from the femur (femoral anteversion). Most of the time these correct themselves with time. Sitting in a "W" position will make it last longer. If tripping and falling are frequent events see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation.

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