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Is there any way to fix or reduce bow legs?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by 6-7.This occurs as the child's hips & legs begin to shift their growth to carry a growing upper body.If concerned your pcp can get x-rays to make sure the bowing is not a bone or metabolic issue & repeat the films 6m to a year later to show progress.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What to do to fix bow legs?

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Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Age, cause,severity: If severe deformity is present and there is an associated bony cause, may need surgery. If you are concerned, it is best to check with an orthopedics specialist. Physiologic bow legs in babies correct with time.
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