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What Is The Best Treatment For Bow Legs
Dep on Deformity/Sx: While physiologic alignment is typically 7.2º 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a problem of bow legs for many years i was suffering from rickets now I have bow legs and I am female and i embarrass . Traetment? 23 years old
Only treatment is...: Surgery. If you have a true deformity from your rickets, your bones have acquired a fixed deformity. If you are interested in having this corrected, contact an orthopaedic trauma surgeon or one who specializes in deformity correction. The surgery would involve performing an osteotomy (cutting the bone) of your tibia/fibula and possibly your femur, depending on the apices of the deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tibial Osteotomy: A proximal tibial osteotomy is the classic surgical way to straighten bowed legs in clinically indicated. Speak with your orthopaedic surgeon, we currently use a plastic (peek) implant that is flush with your bone (no prominent plate or screws) to secure the bony cut made to straighten the leg. You wear a brace for 6 weeks with crutches until minimal pain requiring no narcotics (ave day 10). ...Read more
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