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External Tibial Torsion in a Teenager

Patient: I have visible external tibial torsion and will be visiting a specialist in a few weeks, I would like to know if I should be expecting surgery. This causes me discomfort, and some pain, mostly a dull annoying ache. I am fourteen years old.

 

 

Doctor: Tibial Torsion can be treated non-surgically but this is often ineffective. Given your age and the presence of symptoms I am sure your doctor will suggest surgical correction of this condition.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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