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I have bow legs, is it a genetic ?
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It can be
Bowed legs can be genetic or developmental.
... Older patients with arthritis will also develop bowed legs. The treatment depends on the cause and severity. As a young person, bowed legs will predispose you to develop arthritis at a young age.

In brief: It can be
Bowed legs can be genetic or developmental.
... Older patients with arthritis will also develop bowed legs. The treatment depends on the cause and severity. As a young person, bowed legs will predispose you to develop arthritis at a young age.
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Shaun Machen
Bowlegs in early middle age adult patients, with mild/early arthritis can be effectively treated with a high tibial osteotomy to straighten the deformity, reduce the pain, and slow the progression of the arthritis.
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In brief: Bow legs
At 32 the answer is likely yes.
There are some conditions that can be present at birth and some that are aquired and progress. An orthopaedic exam will tell for sure.

In brief: Bow legs
At 32 the answer is likely yes.
There are some conditions that can be present at birth and some that are aquired and progress. An orthopaedic exam will tell for sure.
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