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A 50-year-old member asked:

How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
3-4 month: I assume you talking about surgical correction. If you are talking about non surgical correction some times it takes years with bracing.
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 33 years experience
Does it hurt?: Bow legs vary in cause (idiopathic, rickets, etc) severity, and symptoms. If significant and symptommatic, corrective osteotomies performed by an orthopaedic surgeon can be considered. Recovery time varies with severity, technique, etc. Ask your surgeon for details.
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