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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

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 grow. ...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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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?

Tendonitis: I think that there is a very good chance that the tendonitis in your legs will get worse with calf augmentation. You might want to consider fat transfer to your calves instead. That should not have any negative effect on your tendonitis. ...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? .

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 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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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 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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Can bow legs get worse with time?

Can bow legs get worse with time?

Yes worsening occurs: Bowed legs (varus knee) can worsen with time in that the varus alignemnt can advance about the knee with advancing collapse across the medial (inside knee joint space). Any medial bony lesion or deformity theoretically can worsen, thus worsening the varus alignment. ...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

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I have a bow leg. Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg? Will it cause my leg to become more bow?

I have a bow leg. Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg? Will it cause my leg to become more bow?

Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and have a question about surgery for my bow legs. How long will it take to recover?

Bow Leg surgery: This is a complicated question: If you require bone grafting, you may have to wait for several months before the grafts become strong enough for all activity. If you are just having the bone reshaped/cut/remodeled, you may heal 6-8 weeks after surgery. It really depends on the severity of your deformities and what needs to be done. You could even be looking at 6 months to a year if ex fix used ...Read more

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Does going for runs and playing soccer affect my bow legs? Will they get worse or further apart over time? My legs are about 2 inches apart.

Bow legs: Outward bowing of the legs is fairly common and usually stable once bony growth is complete. Please enjoy running and soccer; both are wonderful for bone health. Bone is a living, shifting tissue and weight bearing exercise strengthens the bone as to best support the activity demanded. ...Read more

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Hey, yeah, I'm 25 and have bow legs and hip probs. I have hyperextended knees and that's giving me pain at the moment. One leg is more bowed than the other, so one leg is longer. I'm so over it, what do I do?

Hey, yeah, I'm 25 and have bow legs and hip probs. I have hyperextended knees and that's giving me pain at the moment. One leg is more bowed than the other, so one leg is longer. I'm so over it, what do I do?

Leg/Hip problems: Hello. It sounds like you are having pain because your ankles, knees and now hips are not properly aligned. This stresses the surrounding tendons and ligaments. The leg length difference may be due to scoliosis. You should definitely see an Orthopedist who will determine why you have this problem and most likely will prescribe orthotics to insert in your shoes. This will provide more comfort. ...Read more

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After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

After running, I have pain on the inner part of my shins and I can barley walk. Sometimes the pain lessens, other times it feels unbarable. I have bow legs, are there any good ankle braces you recommend to prevent more pain while sprinting? I bought shoes

? shin splints: You may have shin splints from running too often. Try a day of rest in between runs. Stretch more often. Anti-inflammatories. You could have knee arthritis. Some people benefit from heel wedges but not ankle braces when they have bowed legs. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. There could also be a knee cap tracking issue. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of bow leg?

Usually none: Bow leggedness is usually asymptomatic. I cannot recall every having someone complain of any symptoms related to bowed legs. ...Read more

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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?

Yes: Yes, in following situations:
1: a fracture healing with malunion (with a deformity); fx could be from injury, bone cyst/tumor, vit d deficiency;
2: any joint problem like arthritis, and this could be from a number of causes. ...Read more

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Will bow legs get worse?

Age of patient?: Infants are often a bit bowed at birth from intra-uterine positioning. By the time they get to 3-4 they are often knock-kneed and naturally straighten by 5-6. ...Read more

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Can your bow legs get worse?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Some causes of bowed legs such as tibial torsion get better with age. Others such as ricketts and blount's dis need to be treated. ...Read more

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What can be done about bow legs?

What can be done about bow legs?

Evaluate & monitor.: Babys are folded up tight in the womb, often causing initial bowing. Once they start walking, the pressures over their legs produces a change in shape & the knees may actually angle in at 4 & straighten at 6 or so. In decades of practice I have not had one that didn't self correct. I occasionaly get xrays to monitor the more pronounced cases. Compairing films 6mo apart can show progress. ...Read more

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How to cure bow legs when your a teen?

How to cure bow legs when your a teen?

Get this addressed: An orthopedist can recommend surgical and nonsurgical options that are right for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to fix bow legs?

No: Unless it is worsening with age this a normal variation of growth. If appears to be worsening, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a bow legs, how do I get them fixed?

Surgery: If there is an abnormal amount of varus (bowleg), would require surgical osteotomy to correct. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to treating bow legs?

None: None. Short of surgery, no real cure for adults. Babies tend to grow out of this. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bow legs be fixed by exercise?

Help please! Could bow legs be fixed by exercise?

No- bony angulation: Proximal tibial osteotmies ar the classic surgical cure for symptomatic bowed legs (varus alignment). Newest techniques involve a low morbidity approach to correct the alignment to neutral via placement of a peek plastic plate and screws (invisible on xrays) supporting an intervening wedge of bone graft substitute (dark wedge on xray). Full weight bearing in a locked brace is possible by 10 days. ...Read more

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Can bow legs run in the family?

No: It usually is due to childhood problems or osteoarthritis later in life. Sometimes it is due to traumatic injury. ...Read more

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Is this a way to correct bow legs without surgery?

Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by 6-7.This occurs as the child's hips & legs begin to shift their growth to carry a growing upper body. If over 8-10, there is not much that can be done. ...Read more