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bowlegs

(genu varum), outward curvature of the leg bone (tibia) or thighbone (femur) causing the knees to separate when the feet are placed together. When the condition is severe enough to be considered a deformity, the cause is usually a disorder that occurs early in life such as ricketsrickets
or rachitis
, bone disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium. Essential in regulating calcium and phosphorus absorption by the body, vitamin D can be formed in the skin by ultraviolet rays contained in sunlight; it can also be consumed in such
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, flat feet, a congenital disease, or an injury. Bowlegs can be corrected mechanically by braces, shoe wedges, or other orthopedic devices. In some cases the bone is straightened surgically.
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History: Family history of bowlegs or other limb deformities and the presence of short stature may indicate the possibility of bone dysplasia or a generalized growth disorder.
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To differentiate bowlegs from internal tibial torsion, have the child placed supine or sitting with knees in extension.
Measure the standing intercondylar distance with the ankles pressed together when quantitating bowlegs.
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