What causes bow legged and skeletal deformity? 4 possible conditions

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



Rickets is a nutritional disorder that can develop if you do not get enough vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Rickets leads to poor functioning of a bone's growth plate (growing edge), softened and weakened bones...

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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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A fracture is a broken bone that typically occurs when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can support. In an open fracture, the ends of the broken bone tear the skin.

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Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Brittle bone disease is a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily. Symptoms include short stature, easy bruising, curvature of the spine, and weakness.

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