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How Long Is The Recovery Time For Bow Leg Correction
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Too vague...: So much depends on exactly what procedure is being performed - specifically whether it is a bone or soft tissue procedure. ...Read more
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?
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
Yes I meant she is suspected to have bow legs. Is there a permanent cure without an axis correcrion surgery?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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