What causes bowlegs?

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  • Up until 24 to 36 months of age, most experts agree having bowlegs is normal. Bowlegs occur because of the folded position of the fetus in the womb. The condition usually resolves itself. If bowlegs last beyond the first couple years of life, there may be a variety of causes. These typically include:

    • Blount's disease (abnormal shinbone growth)
    • An improperly healed bone fracture
    • Rickets (caused by a vitamin D deficiency)
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