Tibia vara or Blount’s disease: Why an early diagnosis and treatment are important?

  • Angelo V. Vasiliadis | vasiliadis.av@gmail.com 2nd Orthopaedic Department of Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Alexandros Maris Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
  • Srinivas Gadikoppula Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Tibia vara is an asymmetrical disorder of the proximal tibia that produces a three-dimensional deformity, which was first described by Blount in 1937. A 6-year-old boy presented with a history of anterior knee pain with progressive bowing of his right leg over the last 1 year after having a fall while playing soccer. An early diagnosis and treatment of this disease can have a great functional impact and lead to very good health outcomes.

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2020-05-08
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Keywords:
Tibia vara, Blount’s disease, diagnosis, treatment.
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Vasiliadis, A. V., Maris, A., & Gadikoppula, S. (2020). Tibia vara or Blount’s disease: Why an early diagnosis and treatment are important?. Clinics and Practice, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2020.1222