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Physiologic bowing is the most common cause of bow legs and is seen from birth until two or three years of age.
Be aware of pathological causes such as rickets and Blount’s disease.
X-ray of knees if:
Reassure the parents that physiological bow legs will resolve by age three with normal development. No specific treatment is required.
If concerned, serial measurement of intercondylar distance every six months to document progression or resolution may be useful.
Refer parents to Bow legs and knock knees in children (fact sheet).