|Other names||Tibia vara|
It is named after Walter Putnam Blount (1900–1992), an American pediatric orthopedic surgeon.
It has also been known as Mau-Nilsonne Syndrome, after C. Mau and H. Nilsonne, who published early case reports of the condition.
Lower extremity deformities in Rickets can closely mimic those produced by Blount's disease.
Besides the X-ray appearance.
Bone deformities in Rickets have a reasonable likelihood to correct over time, while this is not the case with Blount's disease.
Nevertheless both disorders may need surgical intervention in the form of bone osteotomy or more commonly guided growth surgery.
Osteochondrodysplasias or genetic bone diseases can cause lower extremity deformities similar to Blount's disease.
The clinical appearance and the characteristic radiographic are important to confirm the diagnosis.
Children who develop severe bowing before the age of 3 may be treated with knee ankle foot orthoses.
However, bracing may fail, or bowing may not be detected until the child is older.
In some cases, surgery may be performed.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blount's disease.