A 27-year-old member asked:
If i have bow legs, does this mean my child will also have bow legs?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily: A child inherits half his genes from each parent, so the leg shape will likely be a mix of the mom's & dad's leg shapes. Some traits are dominant and will show up in most of the children. One can get an idea of how dominant a trait is by looking at his family tree. So, do more than half the relatives in every generation all have bow legs? If so, then the next generation is likely to have them.
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Is it normal for a child to have bow legs.
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Once pathological conditions such as blount's disease or rickets have been ruled out, some bowing of the legs is normal in toddlers.
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Last updated Jun 29, 2017
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