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Should I talk to my doctor about my child's bowlegs?

Bowlegs are a normal condition in children up to the age of three. The condition usually resolves itself. However, it never hurts to ease your mind by talking to your doctor. If you have reason to believe your child may have Blount's disease (an abnormally growing shinbone), another type of bone disease, a bone fracture that did not heal properly, or rickets, contact your doctor for an appointment.

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