Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

Can knee replacement surgery correct bow-legged deformity?

Dr. Matthew Lawless discusses surgery and bow-legged deformity. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Knee replacement is an option to correct bow-legged deformity due to osteoarthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)Off Site Icon.

Knee deformities like bowed legs can result from illnesses like arthritis, or can happen because of a poor alignment in the knee, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Off Site Icon. Over time, the misalignment can put stress on the joints and cartilage, creating the bowed deformity, according to the NIH.

Talk to your doctor about bow-legged deformity and surgical options.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health