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Will I Get Taller If I Have Corrective Surgery For Bow Legs
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
Yes: The technical term for knock knees is genuine valgum. Correction of the deformity will straighten the leg and make the vertical distance of your leg, therefore making you taller. The main exception to this is if your surgeon does a closing wedge osteotimy, then bone is removed from the leg and then height gain would be negligible. ...Read more
Don't think so, if..: Don't think that surgery to correct bowed legs would automatically increase one's final legs length, unless special leg lengthening apparatus was put on both legs to intentionally make the legs longer. First, to find out if any correction is even needed, one should visit two orthopedic surgeons with experience in bowed legs correction, and compare the 2 opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have minor scoliosis I am only 5 foot 10 inches and most males in my family are 6,0 and taller if I get corrective surgery will I get taller?
Possibly: It is possible that this would make you taller,but a spinal surgeon is best qualified to advise you after an evaluation. ...Read more
Risk/benefit analyse: Only you and your orthopedic surgeon can answer this question by carefully weighing your risk and your benefit of non-operative and operative therapy for this condition. Take a friend or family with you to the consultation. In general, the surgery for this condition is very successful. ...Read more
You can't: I'm sorry, but I don't believe bow legs can be corrected in an adult without surgery. Physical therapy may help to some degree, but modalities like leg braces are not as effective in adults as they are in children. You should talk to an orthopedic surgeon and/or a physiatrist (PM&R doctor). ...Read more
Depends on severity: of the deformity. IF significant deformity still exists on xrays and child has symptoms of tripping etc, then further surgery may be necessary. However, if the deformity is mild in nature and n symptoms are present then good sturdy shoegear with functional orthotics should suffice. ...Read more
I do gym a lot and have genu valgum at age 17 (no arthritis). Will I still be able to weight train lower body if I get the surgery to fix it?
Genu valgum: Yes, you should be able to weight train after corrective surgery ...Read more
Depends on procedure: This is an important question to ask your doctor. Recover depends on the type of procedure. Some ways of fixing hallux valgus will allow you to walk on it right away and others may require 6 weeks or more of crutches. It also depends on your work. If you sit at a desk you might need 1-2 weeks off. If you do heavy labor then you might need 3 months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I have High Tibial Osteotomy for knock knee before or after my growth plates close? I see young people having it, yet my surgeon says to wait?
Growth plates closed: At age 23 your growth plates about the knee are closed. High tibial osteotomy in young adults is relatively uncommon and not a benign procedure. Discuss the surgery and post- op regimen w/ your surgeon. If u are not satisfied get a second opinion about both your knees. Best of Luck! ...Read more
It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly .On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more
20yr female who is still pigeon toed.3 years ago i got shoe insoles to help correct but i still walk inwards. Am i at risk later, should I see new dr?
You may need surgery: At your age, special insoles (or also called, orthosis) may not correct your problem-- and, it may only manage your deformity. Correction of your "pigeon toe" may only be achieved by surgery. Thus, please consider checking out 2 or 3 reputable foot-and-ankle surgeons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?
The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Stretching will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
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