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Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Yes: Usually an osteotomy at your age is geared toward straightening out a deformity that is contributing to progressive arthritis on one side of the knee. The most common deformity is a bowed leg, also called genu varum. In 60% of patients at 10 years after the procedure, the knee is still feeling good enough to avoid knee replacement. ...Read more

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Baby bow legged net?

Baby bow legged net?

Confusing question: Your question does not have enough basic information to review & the question makes no sense. ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

Multiple etiologies: Etiologies: bilateral genu valgum physiologic renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets) skeletal dysplasia Morquio syndrome spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia chondroctodermal dysplasia unilateral genu valgum physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture benign tumors fibrous dysplasia osteochondromas Ollier's disease ...Read more

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Can goniometer be used to diagnose genu valgum or genu varum?

Can goniometer be used to diagnose genu valgum or genu varum?

Yes, a goniometer is: An instrument that measures angles. In genu valgum, knees are angled inward, and in genu varum, they bow out. With a goniometer, a precise measurement can be taken and recorded for reference. A less precise way would be to measure the distance between the ankles with the legs extended for valgum and between the knees for varum. ...Read more

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Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). How do I decide?

It depends: What is the underline cause for the problem, usually thet do okay. ...Read more

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How to correct bow legged and pigeon toes?

How to correct bow legged and pigeon toes?

See below: If these condition are caught at a very early age often times bracing will take care of it. If in later years then surgery is usually required. ...Read more

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If he/she has bowed legs does person grow taller like 6 foot? does bowleg (genu varum) affect height? or height just depend on genetics?

If he/she has bowed legs does person grow taller like 6 foot? does bowleg (genu varum) affect height? or height just depend on genetics?

Depends: Katherine, It depends on the cause of the bowed legs. Some genetic conditions which cause bowed legs, can affect height. Many times however bowed legs are present at certain stages of growth and may correct with growth. It also depends on the age of the patient. If bowing of the legs is present, evaluation by an doctor is important. ...Read more

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Is there any genu varum surgery?

Yes: Surgery would depend on which bones are involved, the reason for genu varum, and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more

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Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Babies in walkers causes pigeon toe?

Born with pigeon toe: The old walkers are not safe and not made anymore because they are not safe. Too many toddlers fell down stairs. They were not known to cause pigeon toes. There are different causes ranging from twisted ankles or feet at birth to hips that grew onward at an older age. ...Read more

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What's a varus / valgus deformity?

Positions.: Varus is a term to describe an inverted position. Valgus describes an everted position. It is a description for frontal plane deformities. ...Read more

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Is bowleggedness genetic?

Is bowleggedness genetic?

It can be : Mild genu varum certainly can run in families. If you have a child with bowlers and would like to see if anything needs to be done, see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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Can knee braces straighten bowed legs in adults?

Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

Multiple etiologies: Etiologies: bilateral genu valgum physiologic renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets) skeletal dysplasia Morquio syndrome spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia chondroctodermal dysplasia unilateral genu valgum physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture benign tumors fibrous dysplasia osteochondromas Ollier's disease ...Read more

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What it's actually genu valgum ?

Knocked knee: Knocked knee is when your knees rub together when you walk. ...Read more

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How can a genu valgum be fixed?

Osteotomy: If it is severe and cause knee pain an osteotomy could be helpful to realign the leg. ...Read more

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What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

Standing: Another way to say genu valgum is to say a child has "knock knees". It is usually evaluated by obtaining a full length, standing xray showing both legs in their entirety. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can genu valgum be cured with exercise?

Can genu valgum be cured with exercise?

genu valgum: At 33, this cannot be cured with exercise as it represents a fixed bone deformity. It can change with age and arthritis development however. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Genu valgum?

Knock knee: if persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward ...Read more

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Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum ? I mean...Can men make sex or they have some difficulties ?

Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum ? I mean...Can men make sex or they have some difficulties ?

Yes: The musculo skeletal system is complety independand of the reproductive system, that means that yes they can have intercourse and reproduce. ...Read more

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I have had genu varum since i was born. Is there a way to fix this?

Genuine Varum: If you are having pain and it is due to the deformity and you have good joint space, you can have an osteotomy to cut and bend the bone. ...Read more

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Is there any genu varum surgery?

Yes: Surgery would depend on which bones are involved, the reason for genu varum, and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Yes there is treatme: Blount's disease is a deformity in the legs, mostly from the knees to the ankles. The affected bone curves in or out and forms the usual "archers bow" which can also be called bow-legs.Yes there is treatment for that. ...Read more

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Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

Define 'fix': Only a surgery can realign severe genu valgum. However, mild cases may respond to an unloader knee brace, or a well-designed strengthening program from a skilled physical therapist. Most patients with genu valgum experience worsening over time, however. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

Procedure>?: was it osteotomy or joint replacement surgery? Osteotomy of the distal femur will take 12 weeks or so to heal. total or partial joint replacement should be doing well at 8 weeks ...Read more

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My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

Give it time: Babies often change from appearing "bow legged" as they start to walk; "knock kneed" at 4-6 and straightened up by 8-10. The most some do would be to document the amount (measurements from x-rays), since this is all relative. This is a conversation you can have with the kids doc.If s/he did not explore the issue it was probably mild enough not to do so, but I would discuss that. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

It depend: Genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. It depend on the method use for that. There are the general complications with any surgery and the risk of the correction it self. Malunion, postoperative infections and problems with healing. Compartment syndrome , recurrence of the deformity, re some of the potential complications. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for genu varum?

Yes: Depends on the reason for the condition. It may correct on its own, however bracing and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What can you do about genu varum (bowleg)?

Varus knee: There are two treatment options and they are based on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have congenital genu varum, with minimal or no arthritis, they can do a medial opening wedge osteotomy (cut the bone) and correct you deformity. If is an acquired genu varum from arthritis, you either need a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. ...Read more

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