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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
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
No.: A fulkerson osteotomy involves elevating the patella tendon attachment to the tibia (shin bone) to decrease the force beteeen the femur (thigh bone) and patella. A high tibia osteotomy (or proximal tibia osteotomy) is carried out to re-align bow legs secondary to medial (inner) knee arthritis and decrease medial knee pain. They are 2 different operations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?
Hypermobility Ehlers: You have benign hypermobility which is Ehlers Danlos Type III. This is genetic - an autosomal dominant. Exercise is important and is protective of your joints. You need a directed exercise program and an evaluation. Ask your physician to have you see a Rheuamtologist ...Read more
No- bony angulation: Proximal tibial osteotmies ar the classic surgical cure for symptomatic bowed legs (varus alignment). Newest techniques involve a low morbidity approach to correct the alignment to neutral via placement of a peek plastic plate and screws (invisible on xrays) supporting an intervening wedge of bone graft substitute (dark wedge on xray). Full weight bearing in a locked brace is possible by 10 days. ...Read more
4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?
Yes, it can be done.: You need to see a surgeon who does these surgeries, in your area. ...Read more
Depends!: A varus deformity means "turning in of a bone." It can apply to several joints. Sounds like you mean knees (knockknees)? How severe is the curve? Have you noticed a problem? Ask again and tell us a bit more. ...Read more
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
Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
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