Best Hospitals for Bow Leg Correction

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About the Bow Leg Correction

Bow leggedness, also known as Genu varum is referred to the medial angulation of the tibia and the femur. Recognized with varied terms such as bandiness, tibia vara, and bandy leg, the bow-legged condition is characterized by outwardly bending of the knee and inner inclination of the tibia from the thigh's axis, thereby giving a bow-like appearance to the affected. Blount's disease or bow-legged condition is more common among females than it is in other genders. Besides, most athletes are also seen to be bow legged.

The condition is mostly recognized among children and adolescents and may result from malnutrition, or various diseases such as rickets, that hinder ossification of the bones. Apart from that, physical trauma, as well as other occupational causes may result in the emergence and persistence of the condition. However, irrespective of the cause, bow leg correction is possible with proper treatment and management.

How is Bow Leg Correction performed?

The procedure for bow leg correction can be distinguished as minimally invasive and complete surgical.

  • Hemiepiphysiodesis Temporary Arrest: The procedure involves clipping one side of the growth plate by using two-point screws fixating a small plate. This restricts the abnormal growth towards any other direction and helps in proper growth and development of the child.
  • Gradual Correction (by the use of external fixators): The procedure involves cutting a part of the affected bone in place of which, an external bone is placed with the help of wires and screw pins. The procedure does not affect the daily activities of the child however, close monitoring is required.
  • Acute Osteotomy: This is a surgical procedure in which, a part of the bone is replaced with plates and fixed with screws, and the cast implanted is kept for a period of 6 months. During this period, the individual is not allowed locomotion.

Recovery from Bow Leg Correction

Recovery post bow leg correction depends on the type of treatment performed on the candidate. Where the non-invasive procedures allow people to walk a day or two after the surgery, the operative treatments take approximately eight to sixteen weeks to completely recover. However, complete recovery after surgical bow leg correction treatment may take up to six months. In most cases, the condition is given time to gradually adjust and straighten as need be.

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