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A 42-year-old member asked:

Will bow legs get worse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Age of patient ?: Infants are often a bit bowed at birth from intra-uterine positioning. By the time they get to 3-4 they are often knock-kneed and naturally straighten by 5-6.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can bow legs get worse with time?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Deformity: Bow legging can be a sign for early vit d deficiency as well as other associated bony defects. But if it chronically persists and left untreated it can be devastating.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can your bow legs get worse?

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Dr. Douglas Curtiss
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends : It depends on the cause. Some causes of bowed legs such as tibial torsion get better with age. Others such as ricketts and blount's dis need to be treated.
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