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Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends on age

For children with severe genu varum (bow legged) that require surgery that might happen if the growth plate is involved.
For adults it is unlikely to make you shorter.

In brief: Depends on age

For children with severe genu varum (bow legged) that require surgery that might happen if the growth plate is involved.
For adults it is unlikely to make you shorter.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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In brief: Yes

The resection of the deviated part may shorten.

In brief: Yes

The resection of the deviated part may shorten.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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