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by on May.27, 2013, under Health, Technology

Bowlegs is a condition in which the knees stay wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together. It is considered normal in children under 18 months, as the legs begin to straighten once the child starts to walk and the legs bear his weight. bowleg_pedia By around age 3, the child can usually stand with the ankles apart and the knees just touching. If the bowed legs are still present, the child is called bowlegged. Bowlegs may be caused by illnesses such as:
  • Abnormal bone development
  • Blount's disease
  • Fractures that do not heal correctly
  • Lead or fluoride poisoning
  • Rickets, which is caused by a lack of vitamin D
Divas Unite! Christina Aguilera and Cher turn the heads of a group of men as they film a scene for their latest movie "Burlesque" Bow legs may be useful for some professions. bowleg_cowkid brothel_deutsch If the case isn't extreme, often nothing is done. bowleg_blountx But sometimes surgery is indicated. Bowlegs do not go away and if not treated, may lead to arthritis in the knees or hips, and hip joint damage.


Braces are used to gradually lengthen the bones and straighten them.


The brace usually has to be attached to the bones, so holes are made to pass the bolts and wires through.


The bones move around 1 mm/day and the procedure can take four to six months.


The excruciating pain goes away after a few weeks and will hopefully eliminate the need for hip or knee surgery later on.

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