Adolescent Blounts Disease
- adolescent tibia vara (Blount's disease), results from disordered growth of proximal medial physis & metaphysis;
- localized varus deformity, often accompanied by medial tibial torsion;
- caused by osteochondrosis resulting from mechanical stress converting physiologic bowlegs to tibia vara;
- risk factors: common in blacks & obese children;
- adolescent Blount's is less severe and predominately unilateral;
- high tibial osteotomy:
- also consider need for valgus femoral osteotomy;
- Femoral deformity in tibia vara.
- Comprehensive treatment of late-onset tibia vara.
Treatment of adolescent tibia vara by asymmetrical physeal distraction.
Adolescent tibia vara: alternatives for operative treatment.
Blount's disease after skeletal maturity.
Comprehensive Treatment of Late-Onset Tibia Vara
Outcome of Hemiepiphyseal Stapling for Late-Onset Tibia Vara.
Results of Screw Epiphysiodesis for the Treatment of Limb Length Discrepancy and Angular Deformity.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, May 11, 2012 12:58 pm