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How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

How long is the recovery time for bow leg correction?

Does it hurt?: Bow legs vary in cause (idiopathic, rickets, etc) severity, and symptoms. If significant and symptommatic, corrective osteotomies performed by an orthopaedic surgeon can be considered. Recovery time varies with severity, technique, etc. Ask your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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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


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How long after bow legs correction surgery, patients can remove those black things?

How long after bow legs correction surgery, patients can remove those black things?

Ilizarov: I assume you are asking about an ilizarov external fixator. The answer depends on the amount of correction needed. The duration is usually at least 4 months, up to a year. ...Read more

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I was wondering if you perform correction surgery for bow legs?

I was wondering if you perform correction surgery for bow legs?

I don't : But there is a procedure and it would be done by an orthopedist. You might want to find one that specializes in this field... ...Read more

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How hard do you think it is to get bow legs correction?

Easy via osteotomy : Bowed legs or varus knees can be routinely corrected via what is called a high tibial osteotomy (hto). Though not done solely for cosmetic reasons, but for unweighting an arthritic/injured medial (inside) compartment of the knee joint, the overall result is a straighter less painful knee. ...Read more

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How much does the procedure for correction of bow legs cost roughly? (lower part of the legs)

How much does the procedure for correction of bow legs cost roughly? (lower part of the  legs)

Which country ?: In the us, bilateral high tibial osteotomies will cost $20k per leg before insurance. If the femoral osteotomies are also needed, add an additional $12-15k per leg before insurance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bow-legged (bow leg) correction surgery?

Bow legs: Surgery is now very uncommon for these conditions as are braces and other devices used years ago. Leg bowing can come from the tibia (tibial torsion) or from the femur (femoral anteversion). Most of the time these correct themselves with time. Sitting in a "W" position will make it last longer. If tripping and falling are frequent events see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should i be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which i'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should i be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which i'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

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You : You are having plastic surgery on the soft tissues of your leg for a bony deformity? That totally blows me away! you have "tendinosis" where? See an orthopedist before you get any surgery done. Don't jump into a plastic surgery of your leg for looks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for you to recover from bow leg surgery?

Too vague...: So much depends on exactly what procedure is being performed - specifically whether it is a bone or soft tissue procedure. ...Read more