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What could be done for adult bow leg at the knee?

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 more

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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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What percentage of people in america have bow legs, knock knees, or back knees ?

What percentage of people in america have bow legs, knock knees, or back knees ?

Not sure : I don't think anyone can give you anything other than a guess, as no one keeps track of that information. ...Read more

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Can surgery straighten my bow legs..I have already had surgery on both my knees..One leg is bowing worse than the other.?

Yes: Bow legs could be corrected by surgery better results when corrected young, could be done on adults also, usually they will have established arthritis , even severely damaged joints. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Are bow legs and "knock" knees genetic or just the result of poor dietary habits?

Are bow legs and "knock" knees genetic or just the result of poor dietary habits?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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