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Could The Surgery To Fix Bow Legs Make You Shorter
No : There are several scenarios for bow-legs, genu valrum or genu varus, which is a deformity marked by an outward bowing of the legs. Minor angulation can be corrected by braces, particularly in children. However in some, osteotomy surgery may be required - the bones are exposed surgically and divided with a special saw. The cut ends are realigned in the correct position and held with screws. ...Read more
No: Knee surgery or back surgery per se do not result in loss of height . But with ageing the loss of the articulate cartilages in the knee and resulting narrowing of the joint may lead. To lessened height. The disc between our vertebra loses water content as we age, this leads to degenerative changes and if combined with vertebral collapse as in compression fractures will lead to loss of height. ...Read more
No: Not in your age.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have bow legs and heard you can get surgery to fix this. I am 26 and only 5 foot 4 inches and heard that the surgery makes you shorter is this true?
Probably not.: You can be born with bowed legs (genu barnum) or develop them secondary to medial (inner knee) joint arthritis. Generally surgery involves removal of a wedge of bone which would shorten the bone, but the once the correction of the angular deformity is done, it more than compensates for this. Imagine the letter "l" as your leg. If you straighten it out, you'll make it longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know you can get surgery to lengthen the leg bones but will there ever be surgery that can lengthen the torso as well? How long til it exists?
No: There will never be a surgery to lengthen a normal torso, but we know the rule is, "Never say never." It's unlikely that there will be a procedure to make a normal person's torso longer, but for older people with damaged intervertebral discs or with collapsing vertebrae, we hope for better and better technology to fix those problems and prevent those patient's heights from decreasing. ...Read more
Cosmetic/painful?: If the feet are painful and the width is caused by a bunion(bump below the big toe) and/or a bunionette(bump below the small toe), then yes these can be removed to narrow the foot. If it is just cosmetic then the surgery is not a good idea since you could have more pain after the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you make your penis smaller permanently without surgery or pills? I hate the radius, length, hair, and the bagginess. I want to make it small a
It's yours: No magic answer here. You will have to live with your long, wide, hairy, baggy penis. ...Read more
None: If you're talking about a baby, then bowed legs often straighten themselves out. If you're talking toddler at or around age two, then you need an evaluation from a pediatric orthopedist. If you're asking about an adult, then the answer is still none. The shape of your legs is the shape of your legs. But exercise is still a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the recovery from thigh surgery longer than arm lift surgery? I'm having thigh lift surgery to improve my shape and ripply legs. I would like to know what is the typical length of the recovery period. How soon can I return to normal exercise routines a
Yes, it is longer: The recovery time after a thigh lift is about 3 weeks with bed rest (avoiding all movement) for the first 7 days.. It is also a little more demanding than arm lift recovery time - which is about 2 weeks with bed rest for the first 48 hours. You should be able to resume activities 4-6 weeks after an arm lift; 6-8 weeks after a thigh lift. However, your surgeon should give you specific instructions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surgery: No surgery for being bow legged will not make you grow taller ...Read more
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Would after having surgery to fix bow legs affect your legs permanently, as in you were a quick athlete, and now not as much as before in consequence?
Need more history: Since this curvature did not just occur & at age 74 why ask now? In order to really answer you question you need to see an orthopedic specialist. You will need an exam, a medical history and most likely x-rays of your legs and maybe the hips. ...Read more
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