Blount disease

Blount disease

Blount disease is a varus deformity of the knee (i.e., the tibia is abnormally directed medially compared with the femur) resulting from growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial metaphysis. This deformity may occur in infants, in which case it is often bilateral, or in adolescents. On radiography, varus deformity of the knee is seen in conjunction with variable amounts of depression, beaking, and fragmentation of the medial proximal tibial metaphysis, sometimes with involvement of the medial proximal tibial epiphysis as well. Tibial osteotomy may be required for treatment because growth disturbance may result from abnormal tibial bowing.


Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information