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What can be done about bow legs?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Evaluate & monitor.: Babys are folded up tight in the womb, often causing initial bowing.Once they start walking, the pressures over their legs produces a change in shape & the knees may actually angle in at 4 & straighten at 6 or so.In decades of practice I have not had one that didn't self correct.I occasionaly get xrays to monitor the more pronounced cases. Compairing films 6mo apart can show progress.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
CONSULT ORTHOPOEDIST: I would recommend you seek a consultation with a local, respected orthopoedic surgeon. He or she, after a thorough evaluation and definition of the causes of your deformity, can make appropriate recommendations. Good luck.

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