A 48-year-old member asked:
Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?
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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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How do I cure bow legs?
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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).
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 16, 2012
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