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Could you develop "bow leg" after fully becoming an adult?
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes, in following situations: 1: a fracture healing with malunion (with a deformity); fx could be from injury, bone cyst/tumor, vit d deficiency; 2: any joint problem like arthritis, and this could be from a number of causes.

In brief: Yes
Yes, in following situations: 1: a fracture healing with malunion (with a deformity); fx could be from injury, bone cyst/tumor, vit d deficiency; 2: any joint problem like arthritis, and this could be from a number of causes.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Cartilage wear
Bow leggedness or the varus knee can develop in adulthood if the cartilage on the inside of the knee wears down faster than the outside of the knee.
In patients that then require total knee replacement this varus deformity is corrected so the leg is straight again.

In brief: Cartilage wear
Bow leggedness or the varus knee can develop in adulthood if the cartilage on the inside of the knee wears down faster than the outside of the knee.
In patients that then require total knee replacement this varus deformity is corrected so the leg is straight again.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
Thank
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