Arthroplast Today 2021 Oct 13;11:25-31. Epub 2021 Aug 13.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA.
Blount disease is an acquired, asymmetrical disorder of proximal tibial growth that results in a complex three-dimensional proximal tibial deformity, with tibial varus being the dominating feature. Although the exact pathophysiology is unknown, Blount disease is separated into 2 clinical variants, infantile and adolescent, based on the onset of symptoms occurring before or after the age of 10 years. If recognized and treated early, affected patients generally have a favorable prognosis; however, if neglected, it can lead to progressive malalignment and premature osteoarthritis. Read More