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What is Blount disease?

What is Blount disease?

  • Blount disease: A bone developmental disorder that affects the shin bone (tibia) resulting in a progressive bow-legged appearance due to the inward facing angle of the shin bone. One or both legs may be affected.

Blount disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Blount disease, or a subtype of Blount disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Blount disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Blount disease: Introduction

Types of Blount disease:

Broader types of Blount disease:

How serious is Blount disease?

Complications of Blount disease: see complications of Blount disease

What causes Blount disease?

Causes of Blount disease: see causes of Blount disease

What are the symptoms of Blount disease?

Symptoms of Blount disease: see symptoms of Blount disease

Complications of Blount disease: see complications of Blount disease

Blount disease: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Blount disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blount disease: Pediatrician, Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blount disease.
Treatments for Blount disease: see treatments for Blount disease
Research for Blount disease: see research for Blount disease

Name and Aliases of Blount disease

Main name of condition: Blount disease

Other names or spellings for Blount disease:

Osteochondrosis deformans tibiae, Tibia vara, Osteochondrosis deformans tibiae, familial infantile type

Proximal tibial osteochondrosis Source - Diseases Database

Osteochondrosis deformans tibiae, familial infantile type, Tibia vara
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Blount disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Blount disease:


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