Blount’s disease is commonly attributed to an intrinsic, idiopathic defect in the posteromedial proximal tibial physis resulting in progressive. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique – Vol. 88 – N° 2 – p. – IRM épiphysaire du tibia et maladie de Blount – EM|consulte. suggested by Blount: Tibia Vara or Osteochondrosis Deformans Tibiae. Subsequent .. Une sCrie de 17 malades atteints de la maladie de Blount ont kt6 .

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In the infantile patients, we noted spontaneous correction of inward tibial torsion and secondary rotational osteotomy was not required. Physical examination shows that the lower legs angle outward. Blount syndrome Osteochonrdrosis deformans tibiae Blount’s disease Blount’s ,aladie.

However, as of this writing, we have seen continued maintenance of correction in all successfully treated patients aside from the 2 recurrences previously mentioned. Neither patient has had a recurrence of deformity. It can malaadie severe bowing of the legs and can affect one or both bloynt. Patients with Langerskiold classifications less than V seemed to correct reliably as long as there was adequate growth remaining. Skeletal disorders Orthopedic problems Knee injuries and disorders Pediatrics Syndromes affecting bones.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. However, 3 patients experienced hardware-related complications during treatment.

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Blount’s disease may come back after surgery, especially in younger children. Seventeen patients 27 limbs were identified with a diagnosis of pathologic tibia vara and who were treated between and with temporary hemiepiphysiodesis using tension-band plating.

Two of the patients selected for our study had previously undergone corrective osteotomies, using the Rab technique. Related Radiopaedia articles Blount disease Leg bowing in children Metaphyseal diaphyseal angle Promoted articles advertising.


ma,adie Following tension-band plate application and correction of the varus angulation, the inward tibial torsion was noted to have spontaneously resolved. The adjacent metaphysis is also depressed and has a beak-like protuberance of rarified bone oriented medially.

Check for errors bliunt try again. Familial infantile osteochondrosis deformans tibiae: The only contraindications for guided growth include an unresectable physeal bar or skeletal maturity. An exchange of his hardware to the medial side of his tibia resolved the genu valgum D at latest follow-up. Return to normal function and cosmetic appearance is expected if the knee can be properly aligned.

Tibia vara describes deformities resulting from a growth disturbance of the proximal tibial physis. His residual deformity was treated with a hemiepiphysiodesis which later resulted dee normalization of his mechanical alignment.

Patients with pathologic tibia vara present at various ages and have historically undergone various treatments ranging from bracing to tibial osteotomy based on age at presentation. Please review our privacy policy. For less severe deformities, hemiepiphysiodesis offers the advantage of a less invasive procedure with fewer major complications. Log in Sign up. Data collection was not uniform for every case as we did not find adequate clinical documentation of the pretreatment torsional profile in some of the patient charts.

Case with hidden diagnosis. The affected metaphysis tend to be depressed with a medially-oriented beak-like demineralised exostosis. Maladje are consistent with Blount disease also known as tibia vara which refers to a local disturbance of growth of the medial proximal tibial epiphyses.

Blount’s disease – Wikipedia

It is usually bilateral. This may result in disability if the discrepancy is significant greater than 1 inch and is not treated. Introduction Blount’s disease, also known as pathologic tibia vara, has proven to be a difficult condition to manage.

Additionally, younger age does not seem to be a reliable predictor of recurrence for this group of patients. Guided growth for angular correction: J Pediatr Orthop ; 2: Relative tibial and femoral varus as a predictor of progression of varus deformities of the lower limbs in young children. Unable to process the form. Bone and joint disease M80—M94— For the very young patient, some advocate conservative management with the utilization of bracing; yet the effectiveness of this approach remains controversial.


He was later treated at our institution with lateral tibial tension-band plating. Outcome of hemiepiphyseal stapling for late-onset tibia vara. Hemiepiphysiodesis for the correction of angular deformity about the knee. Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

This page was last edited on 6 Mayat A—C Intraoperative placement of a tension band plate using fluoroscopy and an arthrogram. One of the patients underwent bilateral inward rotational supramalleolar osteotomies at the time of tension-band plate application for tibia vara and went on to complete correction of both deformities.

Thus, older patients with higher Langerskiold classifications were at highest risk incomplete correction.

Guided growth for tibia vara (Blount’s disease)

Blount’s disease is commonly attributed to an intrinsic, idiopathic defect in the posteromedial proximal tibial physis resulting in progressive bowing of the leg, intoeing, and lateral knee thrust.

One patient was lost to follow-up shortly after treatment. It appears to be the result of abnormal compressive forces inhibiting growth at the medial growth plate and malsdie from avascular necrosis.

Blount’s disease is a growth disorder of the tibia shin bone that causes the lower leg to angle inward, resembling a bowleg. Both patients were both younger in age 3 and 11 years. B AP standing full length showing resolution of the genu varum after guided growth using an 8 plate.