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Offline driedupfish

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Bow leg and extraneous exercise.
« on: September 05, 2008, 04:02:18 AM »
Hi all, I am 20 years old, male. I am bowlegged. I am quite active. Can extraneous exercise make my legs more bow in the long run?

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Re: Bow leg and extraneous exercise.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 12:57:12 AM »
Can someone help?

Offline Tabitha

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Re: Bow leg and extraneous exercise.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 01:00:21 AM »
I have no idea. I wish I could help you, hopefully someone here will see this and have an anwer for you. Good luck.
ACL injured 2006- Snowboarding
Reinjured ACL + miniscus 8/18/08- Playing frisbeee
ACL Autograft/ Lateral Miniscal repair  9/12/08
Started PT 9/29/08
80 degree ROM

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Re: Bow leg and extraneous exercise.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 12:03:11 PM »
Hello,

Unfortunately, any phisical exercises could not help to correct bow legs problem.
Th onlu way to make it is orthopedic surgery.

Here you could look at video that describes a patient's experience (UK) regarding bow legs correction treatment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgw2mkiwNII

Also you could look at video of a patient's interview regarding bow
legs correction treatment in two parts:
Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZBlMEdGNs
Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJyyz7sn6Vc

Dr.Veklich

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Re: Bow leg and extraneous exercise.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 02:01:47 PM »
Hi
Bow legs in infancy is common and usually corrects itself. By the age of 20 it is unlikely that exercise alone will correct the bowing.

It is important for you to distinguish between bowing that you have had all your life, possibly from rotational deformity in the long bones of your leg and bow legging that has come on later from such problems as meniscectomy. The latter is likely to progress and may lead to arthritic changes in the joint.

Cosmetic orthopaedic correction is often undertaken in specialist units, like the several units in Eastern Europe who use the Ilizarov technique pioneered there, rather than in orthopaedic departments of general hospitals.

I note that the person who responded to your post has a clinic in the Ukraine - http://www.doctorveklich.com/ - and I refer you also to the list we have been developing on the KNEEguru site.

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trying to send a measage to kneeguru
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 05:44:50 PM »
 cant seem to send a direct measage to you so sorry for doing it this way  i need to move my diaries to the 100 one  a guy whoo has been reding my  diARIE  HAS TOLD ME TO DO THIS  SO I HAVE CUT A PASTED WHAT HE HAS TOLD ME  AND THIS IS IT


I would ask Sheila the Owner of KG to move your thread to the other post up diary 100 posts section above this one as you will get more posts back on that section then this section thats for longer diaries. Send her a personal message just click on kneeguru and she will be happy to move it as she has done with my diary
CAN YOU HELP

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