If a child's legs aren't completely straight, he or she may have bowlegs (legs curving outward) or knock knees (knees come together and the lower legs point forward).
Often, a child will start out with bowlegs, the legs may straighten, then the child may become knock-kneed.
Marshfield Clinic has pediatric orthopedists available to diagnose and treat any problem with the bones and joints.
Bowlegs and knock knees almost always correct themselves as a child reaches adolescence. If the child's legs get progressively worse, which is rare, braces or surgery may be recommended.