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What Could Be Done For Adult Bow Leg At The Knee
Varus: Known as a varus knee and usually caused by asymmetric wear on the medial/inside of the knee. An unloader brace can help align the leg only while wearing it. Surgical options can include an osteotomy (cutting the tibia below the knee) to realign the joint, and eventually a knee replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bowlegs is a condition in which the knees remain wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together. Infants are born bowlegged because of their folded position in the uterus. The infant's bowed legs begin to straighten once the child starts to walk and the legs begin to bear weight (about 12 to 18 months old). Normal appearance is usually attained by the time the child is 3 years old. At this time, a child can usually stand with the ankles together and the knees just touch. If the bowed legs persist into this period, the ...Read more
Can surgery straighten my bow legs..I have already had surgery on both my knees..One leg is bowing worse than the other.?
No: Not in your age.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello,sir i have inherited bow legs and diff between both knees is 3 inches,do it cause any effect on height if yes should i go for surgery?
Bow legs & height: As you grow, yes, bow legs can cause you challenges with height. When you approach the age where your growth plates close and fuse, you would have reached your adult height, of which timing varies. Reasons for surgery should include persistent pain from walking or severe limitations because of the bow legs. Surgery for height, may not be beneficial and expose you to unnecessary surgical risks. ...Read more
Hey, yeah, I'm 25 and have bow legs and hip probs. i have hyperextended knees and thats 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
They could be normal: Most children are born bowlegged and remain that way until about age two or three. At that point, they develop the knock kneed configuration, which persists until about age six.Bowleg can be caused by rickets blount's disease , trauma a fracture healing incorrectly, and genetic bone growth abnormalities.Knock knees usually develops as part of normal growth, but it may also be due to a disease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 25 and have bow legs, i have hip problems , and for the last month the back of my knees feel really tight and hurts. Should i tell my dr?
See a doctor: This sounds like you should see a doctor. It is hard to tell what is happening without an exam so I would recommend that you see your primary doctor or even an orthopedist. ...Read more
I'm 17 and have bow legs, i've recently been getting a lot of pain in my knees, should I see a doctor? Is surgery needed to cure this?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor, get standing full length hip to ankle xrays of your knees and get a detailed history and physical examination. There is a large variation of alignment in the human populaiton, but if the malalignment is severe, it could lead to wear of the medial compartment of your knee. So, get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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