Of course, each of us has their own idea of legs beauty, though is it common to think that ideal legs must have tree points of connection: knee joints, soft tissues of shins and ankles.
True “O” -shaped deformity (genu varus)
- this is a kind of deformity when legs have the shape of “O” letter and the knees cannot touch each other.
True “X”-shaped deformity, knock knees (genu valgus)
- this is a deformity when the legs have the shape of X letter and ankles and feet cannot touch each other.
With the true deformity everything is clear, it is a deformity of the bones! But there is one more kind of deformity, a so-called “False legs deformity” - this is a peculiar structure of lower limbs and distribution of the soft tissues in such a way that visually the legs look bowed, though actually there is no deformity. In a number of false deformity cases the gap between the knees may be up to 1.5-2 cm though a correct anatomical axis is preserved.
In the first two cases (True "О"-shaped deformity and True "Х"-shaped deformity ) surgical lintervention into the bones is necessary – legs correction is possible with osteotomy.
In the case of false deformity when the bones are straight and only soft tissues are distributed unaesthetically, we can advise to improve the situation in the gym. There are special exercises that help give shin muscles a nice shape.
If you fail to shape your legs with exercises, plastic surgery can help either with implants or lipofilling.
Remember! Having bow legs is not only unattractive but also hazardous for your health.
Let us consider this issue in details:
If you have O or X deformity, you should think about a surgery.
Deformation of the shins is not only a cosmetic effect, in this kind of pathology the load on the hip joints at the knee joints is uneven. With time it results in osteoarthrosis or gonarthrosis ( cartlilage wear). Shins deformity also provokes development of flat feet.
Only a professional is able to determine the degree of deformity after X-ray examination. The basis is the so-called mechanical axis, an imaginary line connecting the center of the femoral head with the middle of the ankle joint.
Normally the axis is deviated from the middle of the knee joint to the center by 1 cm. If the axis is deviated outward, true X-shape deformity occur. The cause of it may be angulation of the femur or tibia.
With age legs shape changes, that is why do not hurry with the surgery in childhood without the doctor’s advice. At the same time, deformity may result in serious conditions of the knee joints. For this reason it is advisable to operate adults before the first clinical signs of the secondary diseases of the joints appear.
Even a slight deviation may have negative effects and may provoke development of the flat foot and problems with the spine. Though most often bow legs cause problems with the knee joints because the body weight is spread unevenly along the joint and the pressure is exerted only on the outer or inner part.
As a result of a long and wrong impact on the knee joints, their tissues wear out. If the condition is not corrected, with time legs deformity lead to serious diseases, such as arthrosis and arthritis. Neglected cases may have irreversible effect including complete loss of the joint performance.
Our patients start walking independently with crutches the next day after the operation. The patients are active, they can serve themselves, for this reason there is no need to have their relatives or accompanying persons at hand. Albeit, we don’t restrict any contact, and relatives and guests can spend their time with patients all day long.
Our patients’ should not be less than 16 and no older than 60 years of age. During the treatment, patients should either stay in the hospital, or rent an apartment or stay at a hotel under constant supervision of our doctors and closely follow all their instructions. It’s only in this case that we can guarantee success.
By the end of treatment, the patients are able to walk without crutches. The patients are able to resume their daily routine and way of life 2-3 weeks after leaving the hospital.
The cost of the complex of sevices for legs form correction including all expences (operation, anaesthesia, accommodation in postoperative period, doctors supervision, computer modelling, changing of bandages, removing of external fixators) is 7500 euros in Volgograd clinic of the Center.
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