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Can Your Legs Bow As You Age
Yes...: Your legs can bow as you age. One of the most common reasons this occurs is knee arthritis. A common form of knee arthritis causes the cartilage to wear more on the inside than on the outside and may result in bow legs. I would seek the attention of on orthopedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at aaos.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pls help me height is decreasing day by day I have bow legs I am a femle my age is 38 before my heiht as 5"2 now 5"1 ?
An orthopedic: doctor is the best person to see for this situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Pls help me height is decreasing day by day
I have bow legs I am a femle my age is 38 before my heiht as 5"2 now 5"1
Hi,sir i got inherited bow legs and i do skipping every day will it cause any problem?,because i want to increase my height and my current age is 20?
Yes, it can be done.: You need to see a surgeon who does these surgeries, in your area. ...Read more
Dep on Deformity/Sx: While physiologic alignment is typically 7.2º valgus, many individuals have varus alignment (bow legs). If the treatment is subtle and there are no symptoms and no change on plain filims, the treatment is expectant. Otherwise, depending on the degree of deformity and symptoms treatment is initially conservative with medication/braces/therapy. Surgical correction by osteotomy is rarely indicated. ...Read more
What is the minimum age that bow legs (genu varum) can be surgically corrected? I'm a 17-year-old male and would like to have it done as soon as i can
Surgery: At 17 you have just about finished your growth and can have surgery without any difficulty. ...Read more
Go to Orthopode.: An orthopedic surgeon can help explain if you really need it. ...Read more
Height is done by 25: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
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