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Physiologic Bowing of the Legs

Authors: MARY SHERMAN, M.D.

Abstract

Bowlegs as a physiologic phenomenon in early childhood is not uncommon. It may appear as a familial tendency and not unusually is accompanied by hypermobility of joints. Normally physiologic bowing is corrected spontaneously, at times with overcorrection in terms of knock-knee. In any event, treatment by the doctor is rarely indicated. His greatest problem is that of putting the parents' minds at rest by continued reassurance.

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