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Should i exercise with ''light bow legs''?

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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Exercise, in general, is almost always allowed. I would recommend against running and jumping type activities, done on a regular basis, to prevent or slow the onset of degenerative arthritis. Biking, swimming, and weight training would all be the better choices. Walking would be allowed, but certainly is not my first preference.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Help please! could bow legs be fixed by exercise?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
No- bony angulation: Proximal tibial osteotmies ar the classic surgical cure for symptomatic bowed legs (varus alignment). Newest techniques involve a low morbidity approach to correct the alignment to neutral via placement of a peek plastic plate and screws (invisible on xrays) supporting an intervening wedge of bone graft substitute (dark wedge on xray). Full weight bearing in a locked brace is possible by 10 days.

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