Bowlegs (Congenital Genu Varum)
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What causes bow legged? 6 possible conditions

Bowlegs is a condition that causes your legs to appear bowed-out, meaning that your knees stay wide apart even when you stand with your ankles together. This condition is fairly common in infants because of their cramped positioning in the womb. Typically,... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Rickets

Rickets is a disorder that can develop due to a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of rickets.

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2

Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is one of the most common types of dwarfism. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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3

Fracture

A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.

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4

Bone Tumor

Bone tumors are masses of abnormal cells within the bone. Depending on the cause, these tumors may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non cancerous).

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5

Paget's Disease of the Bone

A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form abnormally and in ways that compromise the integrity o...

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6

Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Learn about brittle bone disease and what causes it. Find information on the types, symptoms, and treatment options.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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