Can leg curvatures be treated?

If you are ashamed to wear a skirt because your legs look like braces, or if you bring your two legs together, you don’t have to live with this complaint for the rest of your life.

LEG CURVES ARE OBSERVED MORE IN WOMEN

The distortions seen in the legs are generally seen in two different forms, which are defined as “X” and “bracket” legs among the people. When the curvature of the X leg is outward; If the brace is in the leg, the curvature is inward. The two main reasons for these images on the legs are; Inability to treat fractures resulting from traffic accidents or metabolic bone diseases.

For example, there may be “rickets” and similar diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency, and some bone disorders. Apart from these, it is possible to encounter different leg curvatures due to diseases such as adult rickets (osteomalacia – softening of the bones), osteoporosis, albeit very rarely. Again, the rates of congenital leg curvatures are also very low. Although it is observed that the deformity of the legs is slightly higher in women than in men, there is no clear statistics about this.

CORRECTION OF THE BODY’S LOADING AXIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

The crookedness of the legs is of great importance in terms of aesthetic appearance. However, there is a more important issue for those who have this problem; With curvature, the load axes of the knee, hip and foot joints change in the body. Therefore, the purpose of correcting these curvatures is not only aesthetic concerns; more importantly, it is to correct this load axis of the body. This is the purpose of surgical treatment; because the patient may even have difficulty walking…

FOR SURGICAL INTERVENTION, CHILDREN’S GROWTH AGE MUST BE WAIT TO END

If the curvatures in the legs are metabolically caused, the situation can be noticed when the patient starts walking. In this case, drug therapy is applied first. Surgical methods are used for curvatures that do not improve despite drug treatment or that cannot be corrected even with medication as a result of inadequate drug therapy. On average, it is possible to treat unresolved leg curvatures with surgical intervention in the age range of 15-70 years.

For example, we may encounter patients who had a traffic accident and were treated inadequately. Or there may be some tissue disorders caused by the fractures. Sometimes, growth cartilage can be damaged due to fractures in childhood. When this cartilage is damaged, the bone continues to grow curved. For this reason, the end of the growth period should be waited for surgical intervention (from the ages of 14-15 in girls and 17-18 in boys).

YOU CAN EVEN DRIVE A CAR ONE WEEK AFTER THE OPERATION

In the past years, large incisions were made in the correction of leg curvatures, fixation was made with plates called “platinum”, or external corrective circles were used. Today, thanks to the surgical interventions applied with modern techniques, the legs of the patient are straightened as soon as the patient comes out of the operation.

Before the surgery, a fracture is created in the bone, thanks to a device (external fixator) attached to the outside of the body. With this device, the bone is placed in the correct position and fixation is made. Then, within the surgery, a nail is inserted into the bone in the corrected position to fix the fracture, and then the device is removed in the appropriate position.

Of course, it is also checked whether the correction is sufficient by taking X-rays; if it is not enough, it is adjusted from the device screws. After the nail is placed, the device is removed. This nail prevents the curvature from reappearing. After the operation, there is a 2-3 cm surgical scar in the area and bleeding is almost nonexistent. Most importantly, the patient does not have a cast. After the operation, the patient can be loaded and walked.

After 1-2 days of hospitalization, the patient can be discharged outpatient and return to his normal life within a week. The fracture heals within an average of three months. The patient is even allowed to drive one week after the operation. If you are ashamed to wear a skirt because your legs look like braces, or if you bring your two legs together and take an X appearance, you do not have to live with this complaint for the rest of your life.

In fact, I would like to point out that it is more important for the body to lose its ability to keep itself upright in leg curvatures that are wanted to be eliminated due to aesthetic concerns.

LEG CURVES ARE OBSERVED MORE IN WOMEN

The distortions seen in the legs are generally seen in two different forms, which are defined as “X” and “bracket” legs among the people. When the curvature of the X leg is outward; If the brace is in the leg, the curvature is inward. The two main reasons for these images on the legs are; Inability to treat fractures resulting from traffic accidents or metabolic bone diseases.

For example, there may be “rickets” and similar diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency, and some bone disorders. Apart from these, it is possible to encounter different leg curvatures due to diseases such as adult rickets (osteomalacia – softening of the bones), osteoporosis, albeit very rarely. Again, the rates of congenital leg curvatures are also very low. Although it is observed that the deformity of the legs is slightly higher in women than in men, there is no clear statistics about this.

CORRECTION OF THE BODY’S LOADING AXIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

The crookedness of the legs is of great importance in terms of aesthetic appearance. However, there is a more important issue for those who have this problem; With curvature, the load axes of the knee, hip and foot joints change in the body. Therefore, the purpose of correcting these curvatures is not only aesthetic concerns; more importantly, it is to correct this load axis of the body. This is the purpose of surgical treatment; because the patient may even have difficulty walking…

FOR SURGICAL INTERVENTION, CHILDREN’S GROWTH AGE MUST BE WAIT TO END

If the curvatures in the legs are metabolically caused, the situation can be noticed when the patient starts walking. In this case, drug therapy is applied first. Surgical methods are used for curvatures that do not improve despite drug treatment or that cannot be corrected even with medication as a result of inadequate drug therapy. On average, it is possible to treat unresolved leg curvatures with surgical intervention in the age range of 15-70 years.

For example, we may encounter patients who had a traffic accident and were treated inadequately. Or there may be some tissue disorders caused by the fractures. Sometimes, growth cartilage can be damaged due to fractures in childhood. When this cartilage is damaged, the bone continues to grow curved. For this reason, the end of the growth period should be waited for surgical intervention (from the ages of 14-15 in girls and 17-18 in boys).

YOU CAN EVEN DRIVE A CAR ONE WEEK AFTER THE OPERATION

In the past years, large incisions were made in the correction of leg curvatures, fixation was made with plates called “platinum”, or external corrective circles were used. Today, thanks to the surgical interventions applied with modern techniques, the legs of the patient are straightened as soon as the patient comes out of the operation.

Before the surgery, a fracture is created in the bone, thanks to a device (external fixator) attached to the outside of the body. With this device, the bone is placed in the correct position and fixation is made. Then, within the surgery, a nail is inserted into the bone in the corrected position to fix the fracture, and then the device is removed in the appropriate position.

Of course, it is also checked whether the correction is sufficient by taking X-rays; if it is not enough, it is adjusted from the device screws. After the nail is placed, the device is removed. This nail prevents the curvature from reappearing. After the operation, there is a 2-3 cm surgical scar in the area and bleeding is almost nonexistent. Most importantly, the patient does not have a cast. After the operation, the patient can be loaded and walked.

After 1-2 days of hospitalization, the patient can be discharged outpatient and return to his normal life within a week. The fracture heals within an average of three months. The patient is even allowed to drive a week after the operation.

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