A 42-year-old member asked:
What can be done about bow legs?
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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.
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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.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years agoMerged
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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