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Dr. George Gantsoudes
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Genu Varum (Overview)

Genu varum is also known as Bow legs. Genu varum is a clinical finding in which knees are bent outward. This is also called bow-legs and may be caused by rickets.


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Are there any genetic disorders that cause genu varum?

Are there any genetic disorders that cause genu varum?

Uncommon but yes: Most common cause is physiologic bowing (esssentially normal variant). Blounts disease (not definitively genetically linked) also common cause, rickets, oi and metaphyseal chondrodysplaisa are genetic disorders that can feature genu varum but all of these have other more obvious manifestations. ...Read more

Dr. George Gantsoudes
64 doctors shared insights

Genu Varum (Overview)

Genu varum is also known as Bow legs. Genu varum is a clinical finding in which knees are bent outward. This is also called bow-legs and may be caused by rickets.


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What can you do about genu varum (bowleg)?

What can you do about genu varum (bowleg)?

Varus knee: There are two treatment options and they are based on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have congenital genu varum, with minimal or no arthritis, they can do a medial opening wedge osteotomy (cut the bone) and correct you deformity. If is an acquired genu varum from arthritis, you either need a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. ...Read more

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How can I treat genu varum/bowlegged without surgery?

Genu varum: Mild cases can be treated with knee braces and in some cases with a physiotherapy program otherwise, surgery may be your only recourse ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Yes there is treatme: Blount's disease is a deformity in the legs, mostly from the knees to the ankles. The affected bone curves in or out and forms the usual "archers bow" which can also be called bow-legs.Yes there is treatment for that. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for genu varum?

Yes: Depends on the reason for the condition. It may correct on its own, however bracing and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Should i get surgery for my bow legs (genu varum)?

Should i get surgery for my bow legs (genu varum)?

Risk/benefit analyse: Only you and your orthopedic surgeon can answer this question by carefully weighing your risk and your benefit of non-operative and operative therapy for this condition. Take a friend or family with you to the consultation. In general, the surgery for this condition is very successful. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with genu varum correction surgery?

What are the risks associated with genu varum correction surgery?

Let me explain: The risk associated with this surgery: general risk of any surgery, plus there are some risk this surgery may have to done again. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowlegs is a condition in which the knees remain wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together. Infants are born bowlegged because of their folded position in the uterus. The infant's bowed legs begin to straighten once the child starts to walk and the legs begin to bear weight (about 12 to 18 months old). Normal appearance is usually attained by the time the child is 3 years old. At this time, a child can usually stand with the ankles together and the knees just touch. If the bowed legs persist into this period, the ...Read more