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Contemplating surgery for bow legs (genu varum). What are the risks involved with this?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Talk to your doctor

Your surgeon should have a discussion of risks with you.
Your individual risk will be influenced by the severity of your condition and overall health. Risks include nerve and blood vessel injury, compartment syndrome, infection, bleeding, wound problems, failure of bones to heal, implant failure, residual deformity, new or continued pain, and the risks associated with anesthesia.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

Your surgeon should have a discussion of risks with you.
Your individual risk will be influenced by the severity of your condition and overall health. Risks include nerve and blood vessel injury, compartment syndrome, infection, bleeding, wound problems, failure of bones to heal, implant failure, residual deformity, new or continued pain, and the risks associated with anesthesia.
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