IS Case 165: Blount's disease
Imaging Sciences URMC 2008
Publication Date: 2009-05-21
Patient is a 15-year-old male with right knee pain.
Blount's disease, a.k.a. tibia vara, is an idiopathic disease that affects young children. Varus angulating at the knee can be a normal finding in a child less than one year old. However the abnormal angulation usually resolves once the child starts to walk, so any varus deformity is considered abnormal in patients age 2 and above.
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