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Physiological bow knees occur up to about the age of 2-3 years, when it resolves spontaneously.

If serious in young children, causes to consider include:

  • rickets
  • scurvy
  • Blount disease
  • Paget's disease of bone

In the elderly, osteoarthritis should be considered.

Last reviewed 01/2018