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Any exercises to correct bow legs?

Any exercises to correct bow legs?

No.: The bowing can come from a deformity of the bones (femur and/or tibia) or collapse (arthritis) of the knee. If the bowing is getting worse you should be evaluated by a physician. At age 42 your bones are formed and exercises won't change their shape. ...Read more

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Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

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 more

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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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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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Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Yes: This had to be done at the right age and as soon as there is a correct diagnosis an by someone skilled in this type of treatment and who agrees that braces are the proper thing to do. ...Read more

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How can I correct bow leggedness?

How can I correct bow leggedness?

Tibial osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is a well tolrated surgical option to correct bowed legs (varus alignemnt when clinicaly indicated. ...Read more

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Can legs bow due to patellofemoral pain?

Can legs bow due to patellofemoral pain?

Switch it: Patellafemoral knee pain is one of the most common and also most frustrating conditions to treat. Causes are multiple, but bowing or any other issues regarding knee alignment can contribute. If bowing is extreme, surgery may be necessary to correct. Oftentimes, however, a more conservative approach involving physical therapy/strengthening of the thigh and hip muscles is effective. Be patient. ...Read more

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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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Why are my legs bow legged?

Why are my legs bow legged?

Different reasons: There are many reasons why one can have genu varum (bow legs). Genetics, obesisty, race, among others, all play a part. There are some cases that are idiopathic - meaning we don't have a good answer as to why it occurs. ...Read more

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Can doctors fix bowed legs after childhood?

Can doctors fix bowed legs after childhood?

Yes, but: Usually surgery would be required. If you have had bowed legs since childhood, then it would require substantial surgery to reshape the legs. If the bowed legs have developed in adulthood, then it may be related to your knees, in which case knee surgery may work. Although bowed legs can be cosmetically displeasing, most orthopedists would not advise surgery unless they are affecting your function. ...Read more

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What should I do to correct bow legged and pigeon toes :((?

What should I do to correct bow legged and pigeon toes :((?

Brace: Brace at a young age can correct, serial casting too. But at 40 years old these wouldn't help. Might want to consider orthotics made to induce out toeing gait. ...Read more

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What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doesn't bother them at all.Others have flat feet that cause their ankles to roll inwards (over pronation) and result in foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.Consider seeing physical therapist.See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001262.Htm. ...Read more

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Do braces for bow legs actually help?

For kids yes: They work for growing kids not adults. ...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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Can a fusion correct leg pain without any back pain present?

Can a fusion correct leg pain without any back pain present?

Maybe: Not enough detail to answer accurately, but let's assume the leg pain has already been diagnosed as related to an unstable/arthritic spine. Fusion might help, but i'd want to be absolutely certain there is a definite causal relationship between any spinal findings and the leg pain before submitting to surgery. Osteopathic assessment & treatment is conservative; you might want to explore this first. ...Read more

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How can I correct bowed legs?

How can I correct bowed legs?

Depends: Treatment varies depending on your age. If you are still growing (school-age) bracing may help. If you are older than your teens, there is probably little that can be done other than surgery. Please see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Any exercises to correct bow legs?

No.: The bowing can come from a deformity of the bones (femur and/or tibia) or collapse (arthritis) of the knee. If the bowing is getting worse you should be evaluated by a physician. At age 42 your bones are formed and exercises won't change their shape. ...Read more

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Is this a way to correct bow legs without surgery?

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 over 8-10, there is not much that can be done. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and I have bow legs. Is there any way to correct my legs without surgery? Is there any specific excerises that will help me correct it?

Bone structure: Once your growth plates close, your bones have finished growing and their size and shape is pretty much set. At 16, your growth plates are most likely closed, and exercises will not have any effect. you can see an orthopedic surgeon to get an evaluation and find out what options you have. ...Read more

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Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

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 more

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As a adult im 5'9 if I correct bow legs with surgery is there away they could shorten the bone as well?

As a adult im 5'9 if I correct bow legs with surgery is there away they could shorten the bone as well?

Bow legs: MRobles ~ the surgery for bow legs can shorten the bones, depending what was done. At 5'9 why would you want to shorten the bones any more? Any questions here should be addressed to an Orthopod who is skilled in KNEE surgery. I am going to wager he will try to talk you out of that enterprise UNLESS there is extremely good reason for it that is not obvious to me here! thanks ...Read more

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I have slightly x-shaped legs (and flat feet), is there anything i can do to correct my legs?

I have slightly x-shaped legs (and flat feet), is there anything i can do to correct my legs?

X legs: Orthotics - custom inserts for the shoes would help the torquing effect on your hips and knees. A good arch support stops the hips and knees from internally rotating and flattening your feet out. There are some corrective surgical procedures available, but would need to have your hips, knees, and feet checked out. ...Read more

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Was both with femoral anteversion. It hasn't correct on my right leg and causes me embarrassment and discomfort. What can be done about it?

Was both with femoral anteversion. It hasn't correct on my right leg and causes me embarrassment and discomfort. What can be done about it?

Surgery: Femoral anteversion is a rotational abnormality if the hip that causes the person to walk with the foot pointed in. In an 18 year old the only choices are to live with it or have surgery. That being said, it would have to be pretty severe to have surgery for because the surgery involves breaking the femur, rotating the femur, and then applying a plate and screws, a very painful procedure. ...Read more

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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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My leg is o shape. My two legs seperate with each other and is not straght, how can I correct it?

My leg is o shape. My two legs seperate with each other and is not straght, how can I correct it?

Knock knees: The alignment of your knees is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have knee pain from your alignment it may not be for you. ...Read more

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I have bow legs. How can I correct them without surgery?

You can't: I'm sorry, but I don't believe bow legs can be corrected in an adult without surgery. Physical therapy may help to some degree, but modalities like leg braces are not as effective in adults as they are in children. You should talk to an orthopedic surgeon and/or a physiatrist (PM&R doctor). ...Read more

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I was born with a detached kneecap. I've had 2 surgeries to correct it and no luck. And my calf on that leg has never grown how common is this?

I was born with a detached kneecap. I've had 2 surgeries to correct it and no luck. And my calf on that leg has never grown how common is this?

Very unusual : Definitely a rare problem. Best answer probably from a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in academic practice. They have seen or heard of just about every congenital orthopedic issue. ...Read more

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I have knock knees!And the effect is more in right leg!And it bothers me a lot!How can i correct it without surgery!Suggest an effective & fast method?

I have knock knees!And the effect is more in right leg!And it bothers me a lot!How can i correct it without surgery!Suggest an effective & fast method?

No way to do it.-: -also surgery is never the cure. Orthopedic corrective surgery is done if a condition effects Ur daily activities & is deemed warranted. Even then, there is no orthopedic condition that it can't B made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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Pain in hamstring. Muscle catch Balance issues. Physio says due to weakness in one leg, facing the same. kindly advise if this is correct?

Pain in hamstring. Muscle catch Balance issues. Physio says due to weakness in one leg, facing the same. kindly advise if this is correct?

Unclear: Without the benefit of a history or physical examination, it isn't possible to assess your issue. Suggest you either do a concierge visit or seek additional opinions locally. Good luck. ...Read more