Bowlegs Surgery



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Bowlegs happen at birth. The soles of the child's point towards each other with space between knee joints. Bowlegs are sometimes corrected naturally in the child's first year. Knee joints grow closer together and bones straighten as they become harder during the transformation from cartilage to bone. Vitamin D and splints are some nonsurgical treatments for bowlegs. In older children, surgery is done. Following surgery, children wear casts or braces until the bowlegs are corrected. Physicial therapy is also done to make the legs stronger and help the child gain full range of motion.

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