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Bow legs

Bow legs are common in children younger than three years of age. It doesn't usually need any investigation or treatment. Very rarely it can be due to previous damage to the bone or other disorders. If you are concerned about your child’s bow legs you should see your GP.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed June 2019.

Page reference: 85151

Review key: HIBOW-85151