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« on: July 09, 2009, 05:47:15 AM »

Do you think my legs are a little bent/crooked? It looks as if they are to me.

Please look closely and tell me what you think. If so, do you think they can be corrected/straightened to make me noticeably taller? I'm 5'7.25 feet, btw.



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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 01:21:07 PM »

hmm,,looks normal for me...but try to talk to a doctor,and do some x-rays
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 01:56:08 PM »

Do you think my legs are a little bent/crooked? It looks as if they are to me.

Please look closely and tell me what you think. If so, do you think they can be corrected/straightened to make me noticeably taller? I'm 5'7.25 feet, btw.



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Hello, can you provide photos when standing? If you can, it would help. Do you also have X-rays btw?
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 04:38:40 PM »

You obviously cannot tell unless you are standing up Smiley

No one can tell if you're bow-legged from these photos... It is not just about your legs, but the angle of your ankles and feet as well.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 10:48:22 PM »

Okay, here's a pic of me standing up. Certainly my left leg looks a lil curved at the knee and the right one too!

Can anyone tell me who much of a height increase I could get if I were to correct this?

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 10:51:12 PM »

Okay, here's a pic of me standing up. Certainly my left leg looks a lil curved at the knee and the right one too!

Can anyone tell me who much of a height increase I could get if I were to correct this?


You're not likely to get any height increase from correction as your legs are not particularly badly bowed.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 01:39:28 PM »

You're not likely to get any height increase from correction as your legs are not particularly badly bowed.

Though they are indeed bowed right? If not, why are my legs slanted around the knee/femur area, giving my legs a curved impression.

Could this be a slight form of knock-knees? Surely something's wrong with them, just can't diagnose anything!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 02:17:24 PM »

Though they are indeed bowed right? If not, why are my legs slanted around the knee/femur area, giving my legs a curved impression.

Could this be a slight form of knock-knees? Surely something's wrong with them, just can't diagnose anything!

I'm confused as to what you think is wrong?

Bowing is when you knees are very far apart when you feet are together - you don't seem to have that at all.

If you don't like the way that your legs look, then that's slightly different, but they look pretty normal to me.

You've got very muscular thighs, so that may make them look different, but is how your legs are causing you a problem of some kind?
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 03:13:15 PM »

Okay, here's a pic of me standing up.

While asking you to stand up, I did not expect you would stand this way - it's about 20 - 25 cm between your legs now.
Please stand in a way this guy does, if possible, and I can tell you with high level of probability then.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 11:14:19 PM »

Okay, here it is.



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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 11:55:19 PM »

Your knees and your feet are touching, so that's how it is meant to be!

What do you think is wrong with your legs?

Before my operation, if I put my feet together, I would fall over as my knees were so far apart - you don't have any bowing at all in my opinion and I'm confused as to why you think that you do Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 01:22:10 AM »

It is mostly the larger than normal angle created at the intersection of my tibia and femur!



What can I do about this?
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 01:39:23 AM »

I'm afraid that you're talking about the same of your legs, not your bones...

Without an x-ray, it is impossible to tell if there is anything unusual about your legs - clearly, you have large thighs and smaller shins, but that is not unusual for black people, especially women.

If you want your knees further apart for some reason, I'm sure that a doctor could do that, but you should just go and see a local orthopaedic surgeon and have a proper consultation.

What do you think, Ladisten?
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 02:31:48 PM »

I'm not exactly sure if these are bowlegs or knock-knees but these legs are definately deformed. I have similarly shaped legs and I have to wear custom made insoles to prevent me from developong arthisis. Before I started wearing them I felt a lot of pain in my knees. All of the doctors who I've emailed have told me I have a deformity.
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 02:34:36 PM »

I'm not exactly sure if these are bowlegs or knock-knees but these legs are definately deformed. I have similarly shaped legs and I have to wear custom made insoles to prevent me from developong arthisis. Before I started wearing them I felt a lot of pain in my knees. All of the doctors who I've emailed have told me I have a deformity.

Have you actually been examined by a doctor or is this just Internet 'research'?

As far as I know, it is illegal and unprofessional for doctors to give diagnosis without actually examine a patient, so I'd be interested to know exactly which doctors have told you that you have a 'deformity'.

You can email me privately if you would rather not share their names publicly.

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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 03:05:04 PM »

Have you actually been examined by a doctor or is this just Internet 'research'?

As far as I know, it is illegal and unprofessional for doctors to give diagnosis without actually examine a patient, so I'd be interested to know exactly which doctors have told you that you have a 'deformity'.

You can email me privately if you would rather not share their names publicly.

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Well they didn't exactly give me a diagnosis, I just emailed them a photograph and asked if something could be done about it, so yeah, it's just internet research. Most of them told me that they have to see an x-ray for a proper evaluation. But none of them told me that I don't have a deformity so I assumed that they thought I do.
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009, 08:38:29 PM »

man..maybe you have a little genu-varum case, but nothing....

If you wanna see a good genu-varum...take a look on my fukin' legs. I do need this surgery.

Does anybody know how it cost??
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2009, 05:47:07 PM »

Okay, here it is.Feedback appreciated!
Hello, cybershot. As agreed followup below.
Your case is an interesting one. I showed image to our main surgeon.
No,  you do not have valgus deformity (X-legs) according to photo.
It may be that you do have varus deformity (O-legs) but we cannot say for sure without seeing you in person or at least see your X-rays in frontal and side projection (knee area + full tibia).
There are cases that happen when there seem to be deformity, but actually bones are having alignment all right so called "false deformity".
To distinguish it we will need the X-rays in projections i said above...

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2009, 05:50:59 AM »

I'm sorry to say I have no x-rays. But I do have the following pictures that seem to isolate the problem (I'm thinking it's of my femur and how it bends)

Notice this picture of my leg:



Next, notice the normal leg of my friend:



Notice the difference? What's the cause of this? I know it's all speculation without actual x-rays but it's the best I got!

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2009, 10:00:38 AM »

Don't be so quick to say that you have a 'deformity'!

People's joints work in different ways - just because yours may have more range than someone else's, doesn't mean that you are deformed.

My fiancée can put her leg behind her head, which I consider to be a benefit Wink

The only way to know if there is anything wrong is by going to see a doctor and having a full examination.

No one here can diagnose a condition for you with any certainty.

MMT.

P.S. Please don't double-post things - I removed your other thread with this picture. Cheers.
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