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Dr. George Gantsoudes
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Genu Varum (Overview)

The legs bow outward at the knees. It can occur in one or both legs.


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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
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Genu Varum (Overview)

The legs bow outward at the knees. It can occur in one or both legs.


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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?

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

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Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). What are the risks involved with this?

Talk to your doctor: Your surgeon should have a discussion of risks with you. Your individual risk will be influenced by the severity of your condition and overall health. Risks include nerve and blood vessel injury, compartment syndrome, infection, bleeding, wound problems, failure of bones to heal, implant failure, residual deformity, new or continued pain, and the risks associated with anesthesia. ...Read more

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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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I have had genu varum since i was born. Is there a way to fix this?

Genuine Varum: If you are having pain and it is due to the deformity and you have good joint space, you can have an osteotomy to cut and bend the bone. ...Read more

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Is there any genu varum surgery?

Yes: Surgery would depend on which bones are involved, the reason for genu varum, and the age of the patient. ...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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How can you treat genu varum without surgery?

How can you treat genu varum without surgery?

Is surgery needed?: Genu varum, aka bowleggedness is actually a normal part of growing up. Almost all legs straighten out; braces and other devices used in the past were found to be ineffective. children with pathological bowing, such as from rickets, r treated medically &#40;e.g. correcting the vitamin deficiency&#41; b4 surgery is considered. If it is being considered, though, it is likely the only option. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

Depends: There can be improvement with growth. See a pediatric orthopedist to have it evaluated and followed. ...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

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowed legs can occur as a familial history, no orthopedic issues or problems with walking, bearing weight. This also tends to straighten out in time as long bones ...Read more