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What Kind Of Corrective Surgery Can I Have For Bow Legs
HTO-Tibial osteotomy: Bow legs are a normal variant. If after injury or chronic pain persists about the inside of the knees, proximal tibial osteotomies (hto- high tibial osteotomy) may be indicated. The plumb line from hip to ankle center is, thereby, redirected to go through née center and off-loads painful medial compartment. (see picture below). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
Orthopaedic Surgeons: Orthopaedic surgeons perform what is also called high tibial osteotomies (hto). Most are performed as medial opening wedge osteotomies. Locking plates or newer peek (dense plastic) wedge-shaped implants are used in conjunction with bone graft or bone graft substitute materials to promote sound healing. ...Read more
Will i be able to play sports, run, cycle, etc at the same level after corrective bow leg surgery?
Yes: Asuming the surgery was done correctly you should be able to do all the sports from before. ...Read more
I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?
No: Braces are helpful only for children who still have growth left; in adults, offloading braces can help with the symptoms but do not correct the deformity itself. The surgery involves breaking your leg and placing it in aore corrected position and then holding it in that position with usually plates and screws for approximately 8 weeks until the leg heals in the corrected position. ...Read more
I don't : But there is a procedure and it would be done by an orthopedist. You might want to find one that specializes in this field... ...Read more
Ilizarov: I assume you are asking about an ilizarov external fixator. The answer depends on the amount of correction needed. The duration is usually at least 4 months, up to a year. ...Read more
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