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Genu Varum Bowlegged
Nothing @ age 32: If this is a very sever varus deformity the only way 2 treat is osteotomy. @ 32 I would think it is a cosmetic problem not a functional 1, since it's now a problem. Usually not symptomatic unless it involves wearing of the medial compartment of the knee. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Lower leg: Tibia is most often involved, but also the femur can be involved. ...Read more
Both tibia and: Femur bones.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
It depends: What is the underline cause for the problem, usually thet do okay. ...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
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
Orthopaedic Surgeons: Orthopaedic surgeons perform what is also called high tibial osteotomies (hto). Most are performed as medial opening wedge osteotomies. Locking plates or newer peek (dense plastic) wedge-shaped implants are used in conjunction with bone graft or bone graft substitute materials to promote sound healing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bowlegged.: The legs bow outward at the knees. It can occur in one or both legs. ...Read more
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
I live in denmark, and I am 5'10. Can I become taller somehow? I have genu varum as well. I know 5'10 is not short, but in denmark it is.
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 (e.g. correcting the vitamin deficiency) b4 surgery is considered. If it is being considered, though, it is likely the only option. ...Read more
With specific braces:
One could try to prevent the g varum from getting worse or slow its progress. This maybe successful for a period of time. If there are no pain, then no further treatments are needed, and just live with it.
But generally, these are due to arthritis, which most likely will be painful, requiring treatment. Then pain meds, pt, weight loss if overweight, keeping muscles strong would all help.
Good luck. ...Read more