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Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age related: In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age. An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can be done non surgically.. Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Adults with varus knees (bowed legs) may be a candidate for realignment via a high tibial osteotomy (HTO). The goal is to redistribute the load of bearing weight more evenly cross the knee from the inside (medial aspect) to the outside (lateral aspect) of the knee.
Jul 16, 2012

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I cure bow legs?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Tibial Osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is the classic surgical way to straighten bowed legs in clinically indicated. Speak with your orthopaedic surgeon, we currently use a plastic (peek) implant that is flush with your bone (no prominent plate or screws) to secure the bony cut made to straighten the leg. You wear a brace for 6 weeks with crutches until minimal pain requiring no narcotics (ave day 10).
Last updated Jul 16, 2012


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