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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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Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Is there a treatment for genu varum?

Yes there is treatme: Blount's disease is a deformity in the legs, mostly from the knees to the ankles. The affected bone curves in or out and forms the usual "archers bow" which can also be called bow-legs.Yes there is treatment for that. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for genu varum?

Is there a permanent cure for genu varum?

Yes: Depends on the reason for the condition. It may correct on its own, however bracing and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

I need to know if there is a cure for genu varum?

Depends: There can be improvement with growth. See a pediatric orthopedist to have it evaluated and followed. ...Read more

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Can goniometer be used to diagnose genu valgum or genu varum?

Yes, a goniometer is: An instrument that measures angles. In genu valgum, knees are angled inward, and in genu varum, they bow out. With a goniometer, a precise measurement can be taken and recorded for reference. A less precise way would be to measure the distance between the ankles with the legs extended for valgum and between the knees for varum. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with genu varum correction surgery?

What are the risks associated with genu varum correction surgery?

Let me explain: The risk associated with this surgery: general risk of any surgery, plus there are some risk this surgery may have to done again. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to treat genu varum/bowlegged without surgery?

Nothing @ age 32: If this is a very sever varus deformity the only way 2 treat is osteotomy. @ 32 i would think it is a cosmetic problem not a functional 1, since it's now a problem. Usually not symptomatic unless it involves wearing of the medial compartment of the knee. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Who do I contact for genu varum surgery? And how long will it be fully healed after the surgery? (5'10, 19 years, athletic)

Who do I contact for genu varum surgery? And how long will it be fully healed after the surgery? (5'10, 19 years, athletic)

An Orthopedist who: Specializes in knee surgery. He'll assess you, get xrays, maybe ct scan, ; then formulate a plan of care, depending upon the dx. He'll tell how long it'll take to heal. Generally any bony surgery of this type takes at least 3 months. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. George Gantsoudes
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Genu Varum (Definition)

Genu varum is a clinical finding in which knees are bent outward. This is also called bow-legs and may ...Read more