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Is there a way to cure or prevent ' bow' legs?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: Age related
In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age.
An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can be done non surgically.. Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen.

In brief: Age related
In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age.
An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can be done non surgically.. Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Adults with varus knees (bowed legs) may be a candidate for realignment via a high tibial osteotomy (HTO). The goal is to redistribute the load of bearing weight more evenly cross the knee from the inside (medial aspect) to the outside (lateral aspect) of the knee.
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