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07 Apr 2004

Bones in legs grew skew
I am a 24-year old male and I have I problem for which I want to ask your advice. As I grew up over the years, my two legs did not grow straight to the extent that other people's do. Instead, both my legs have grown skew. From the hip, my leg goes slightly outwards towards the knee, and then it grows inwards from the knee towards the ankle. The result is that my legs look abnormal and very skew. In fact, to give you an idea of the extent of the problem, when I stand up straight I cannot press my knees against each other. I cannot determine whether it is the bones itself that have grown skew, or whether the bones are connected at irregular angles at the hip, knee and ankle.

This might sound like a problem not worth worrying about, but it REALLY bothers me since anyone who would take a look at my legs would undoubtedly be able to see that something is wrong - that it how obvious it is. I have never worn shorts in my life, and my self-image gets affected by the situation.

Please advise me on whether there exists any form of medical treatment to correct this problem (even partially). If necessary, please refer me to someone that will be able to advise and help me. Thank you for your kind assistance.
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01 Jan 0001

JW, the best would be to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have the problem evaluated. They can perform corrective surgery in most cases, so don’t give up hope. Good luck.
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