Metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle in Blount's disease. A 30-year follow-up of 13 unoperated children

Gunnar Hägglund*, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Birgitta Ramgren, Mohammed Zayer

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We analyzed the metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle in 13 patients with infantile Blount's disease, who had been followed without treatment during the entire growth period and without any form of realignment procedure in adulthood. On diagnosis at 23 (17-35) months of age, the metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle varied between 7°and 25°. At follow-up, most of the legs were almost straight. We found that the diagnosis of Blount's disease cannot be based solely on the metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle and that a bowed knee must be followed with repeated examinations before it can be decided whether treatment is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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The study was supported by grants from the Medical Faculty of the University of Lund and Stiftelsen for bisthd bt van-fora i Skhe.


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