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Will bow legs get worse?

Will bow legs get worse?

Age of patient ?: Infants are often a bit bowed at birth from intra-uterine positioning. By the time they get to 3-4 they are often knock-kneed and naturally straighten by 5-6. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowed legs can occur as a familial history, no orthopedic issues or problems with walking, bearing weight. This also tends to straighten out in time as long bones ...Read more


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Can your bow legs get worse?

Can your bow legs get worse?

Depends : It depends on the cause. Some causes of bowed legs such as tibial torsion get better with age. Others such as ricketts and blount's dis need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can bow legs get worse with time?

Can bow legs get worse with time?

Yes worsening occurs: Bowed legs (varus knee) can worsen with time in that the varus alignemnt can advance about the knee with advancing collapse across the medial (inside knee joint space). Any medial bony lesion or deformity theoretically can worsen, thus worsening the varus alignment. ...Read more

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Does going for runs and playing soccer affect my bow legs? Will they get worse or further apart over time? My legs are about 2 inches apart.

Bow legs: Outward bowing of the legs is fairly common and usually stable once bony growth is complete. Please enjoy running and soccer; both are wonderful for bone health. Bone is a living, shifting tissue and weight bearing exercise strengthens the bone as to best support the activity demanded. ...Read more

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Can surgery straighten my bow legs..I have already had surgery on both my knees..One leg is bowing worse than the other.?

Yes: Bow legs could be corrected by surgery better results when corrected young, could be done on adults also, usually they will have established arthritis , even severely damaged joints. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should i be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which i'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should i be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which i'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

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You : You are having plastic surgery on the soft tissues of your leg for a bony deformity? That totally blows me away! you have "tendinosis" where? See an orthopedist before you get any surgery done. Don't jump into a plastic surgery of your leg for looks. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of bow leg?

Usually none: Bow leggedness is usually asymptomatic. I cannot recall every having someone complain of any symptoms related to bowed legs. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

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. ...Read more

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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

Yes: Yes, in following situations: 1: a fracture healing with malunion (with a deformity); fx could be from injury, bone cyst/tumor, vit d deficiency; 2: any joint problem like arthritis, and this could be from a number of causes. ...Read more

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I'm 25 I have a bow leg an I really want to do surgery but am afraid after surgery it will affects me in the future what's your advice ?

I'm 25 I have a bow leg an I really want to do surgery but am afraid after surgery it will affects me in the future what's your advice ?

Consult w/ surgeon: I'd advise that you meet w/ the potential surgeon and ask to discuss the entire procedure including expected recovery and future issues. They'll understand how you feel. They may refer you for psychotherapy to help w/ fears if answers don't do it. But only when you feel ready, will they do the operation. That will go well! ...Read more

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Are bow legs permanent?

Are bow legs permanent?

Depends on your age: Bow legs and in-turning feet are common in toddlers, worst at about age 2. Then progression to knock-knees happens, worst about age 7. The average adult has a few (5-7) degrees of knock-knee. Milder persistent bow-legs are left alone. If you have bow-legs when you quit growing, the it is permanent, short of surgical correction. ...Read more

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How can I fix bow legs?

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. ...Read more

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What to do to fix bow legs?

What to do  to fix bow legs?

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. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bow legs?

See your doctor: See your regular doctor and ask if you might have bowed legs that can be caused by physiologic genu varum (self-correcting with age/growth in children), blount's disease, or rickets. If your doctor is concerned, he/she may get x-rays of your legs and/or refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. See http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00230. ...Read more

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Is there a brace for bow leg adult?

Is there a brace for bow leg adult?

Yes.: If the problem is arthritis, there is a brace that can be very helpful. It's called an Unloader Brace, made by many different manufacturers. Ask your orthopedic doctor about it. ...Read more

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What type of brace is used for bow leg?

Medial Unloader: A Valgus producing medial joint unloading brace is often tried to decrease compression load across the medial ( inside) aspect of a varus ( bowlegged) knee. These braces work best to dynamically unload medial aspect of knee while ambulating or walking. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix or reduce bow legs?

Is there any way to fix or reduce bow legs?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bow legs and I wanna fix it?

See a doctor. : Would recommend to see an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation ...Read more