Being bowed legged can affect your knees as the bowed legs cause added stress on the knees because of unbalanced loads that it was not designed to support.
This can then cause excessive stress and tearing of the medial meniscus and articular cartilage and cause IT (iliotibial) band pain.
Osteotomy surgery can be done to correct the bowed legs and may be the antidote to avoid knee replacement.
Osteotomy will correct bowlegs:
The belief that bowlegs can be corrected without surgery is a fallacy. Varus deformity around the knee is a structural deviation from normal bone alignment.
Having surgery can also correct and fix knock knees.
The surgery to correct knock knees and bowed leggs is osteotomy surgery.
The osteotomy surgery corrects knock knees and bowed legs by straightening the legs by changing the angle of the bones and the surgeon does this by cutting and realigning the bone above or below the knee.
Knock Knees is a type of knee alignment seen when a child (or adult) stands up straight with their knees together, but their feet and ankles stay apart.
Most people are on crutches for at least 6 weeks after the osteotomy surgery.
Also after the osteotomy surgery you will be given a prescription for pain medication and usually schedule a follow-up visit sometime around six weeks after surgery.
You will most likely need to use crutches for several weeks after the osteotomy surgery.
The average cost of osteotomy surgery $4,125.00
The osteotomy surgery is a type of surgery where a bone is cut to shorten, lengthen, or change its alignment.
A Knee osteotomy is an option for patients who have unilateral knee arthritis, meaning there is damage on just one side, or “compartment,” of the knee joint.
Most health insurance should cover the cost of the osteotomy surgery if deemed medically necessary however sometimes you may need to pay a copay or even just part of the Osteotomy surgery.
Osteotomy ("bone cutting") is a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes, or sometimes adds, a wedge of bone near a damaged joint.
The osteotomy surgery is pretty safe but there may be some complications in some people.