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What are some of the treatments for bow legs?

What are some of the treatments for bow legs?

Depends: It depends on the cause of bowed legs. Some people have a natural curve that creats that impression, but functionally they do very well and that is not easily noticeable. In that case, no correction needed. On the other hand, if there is any existing hip, knee or ankle issue, it must be corrected to prevent the progression and cure the problem. ...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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Are there treatments for bow legs without surgery?

Are there treatments for bow legs without surgery?

No: In adults, bowlegs are usually due to arthritis and can only be corrected surgicially. In children, there are nutritional and developmental defects that can sometimes be corrected with nutrition or bracing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments avaialble or bow legs?

What are the treatments avaialble or bow legs?

Depends on age cause: Bowlegs or genu varum or blount'sdisease is due abnormal underdevelopment or dysplasia causes bow like appearance of legs. Seen in rickets ( vit d def ), lead and fluorides, in young age braces, after puberty corrective surgery done some times. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of bow legs in age of 20?

Dep on Deformity/Sx: While physiologic alignment is typically 7.2ยบ valgus, many individuals have varus alignment (bow legs). If the treatment is subtle and there are no symptoms and no change on plain filims, the treatment is expectant. Otherwise, depending on the degree of deformity and symptoms treatment is initially conservative with medication/braces/therapy. Surgical correction by osteotomy is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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I am 18 , having slight bow legs , i don't know what is the reason of it, never had it when i was young , began to notice it last year, any treatment ?

I am 18 , having slight bow legs , i don't know what is the reason of it, never had it when i was young , began to notice it last year, any treatment ?

Bow legs: The alignment of your knees is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have knee pain from your alignment it may not be for you. ...Read more

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I was born with bow legs. As a child i was treated with special boots. I still have 2 asymetric ugly legs. Is there any treatment? I'm 45 years old

I was born with bow legs. As a child i was treated with special boots. I still have 2 asymetric ugly legs. Is there any treatment? I'm 45 years old

Be careful: There are always people who will offer you treatment in exchange for your money. The question is whether you will benefit more or they will benefit more. If you wish to consider options see a university orthopedist and reasearch any answers you are given. Go cautiously. You can end up worse. ...Read more

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Why do some genetic syndromes that cause hypermobility include bow legs?

Why do some genetic syndromes    that cause hypermobility  include bow legs?

Abnl collagen & bone: Hypermobility is often linked to an abnormality in the makeup of the collagen that is a significant part of the capsule/ligaments the contain a joint. The abnormal collagen often does not respond well to our routine surgicalattempts to tighten the native tissue. Likewise the ultrastructure of the bones in many genetic syndromes is also abnormal & unable to withstand the normal forces, thus bending. ...Read more

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22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more

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Are bow legs permanent?

Are bow legs permanent?

Depends on your age: Bow legs and in-turning feet are common in toddlers, worst at about age 2. Then progression to knock-knees happens, worst about age 7. The average adult has a few (5-7) degrees of knock-knee. Milder persistent bow-legs are left alone. If you have bow-legs when you quit growing, the it is permanent, short of surgical correction. ...Read more

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How can I fix bow legs?

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 concerned your pcp can get x-rays to make sure the bowing is not a bone or metabolic issue & repeat the films 6m to a year later to show progress. ...Read more

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What to do to fix bow legs?

What to do  to fix bow legs?

Age, cause,severity: If severe deformity is present and there is an associated bony cause, may need surgery. If you are concerned, it is best to check with an orthopedics specialist. Physiologic bow legs in babies correct with time. ...Read more