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I have bow legs, is it a genetic ?

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Dr. Howard Luks answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Bowed legs can be genetic or developmental.... Older patients with arthritis will also develop bowed legs. The treatment depends on the cause and severity. As a young person, bowed legs will predispose you to develop arthritis at a young age.

Answered Sep 13, 2017

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Dr. Robert Duggan answered

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At 32 the answer is likely yes. There are some conditions that can be present at birth and some that are aquired and progress. An orthopaedic exam will tell for sure.

Answered Mar 12, 2018

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