How are bowed legs treated?
Generally, bowed legs is a benign condition that does not require special shoes or braces. The bowing should improve as the child grows, typically from 15 to 18 months until 3 years of age.
Bowed legs beyond the age of 3 or bowleggedness that only occurs in one leg but not the other can be the sign of a more serious condition, such as Rickets or Blount's disease.
Why choose the Limb Deformity Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado?
If your child’s bowleggedness does not correct itself as he or she grows, your primary care doctor may refer you to the Limb Deformity Program at Children's Hospital Colorado. This program provides highly skilled care for babies, kids, teens and young adults with upper (arm) and lower (leg) limb deformities.
The team of pediatric experts at the Limb Deformity Program specializes in correcting complex limb deformities and limb-length discrepancies (if one leg is longer than the other, for example). Treatment options can vary depending on your child’s unique needs, with many external and internal devices available for treatment.