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A 34-year-old female asked:

my 15 old month toddler has bow legs, i can see the left one more of a curve than the right one. what are the chances he may have the bone disease?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: Probably not a bone disease but if concerned see a pediatric orthopedist.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: Most kids are slightly bowed until about 3, knock kneed from 4-5 and straight legged after 6. Your pcp can do some x-rays & eliminate the issue of a bone disease at any point that you become worried. I can't remember any i've had to send to ortho for bowing in 2 decades.

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Last updated Feb 7, 2013

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