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Vol. 19 - Num. 74

Clinical Reviews

Blount disease: a case report

Noelia Álvarez Zalloa, Javier Andueza Solab, Maite Ruiz Goikoetxeac, Beatriz Rodríguez Pérezd, Berta Martínez Ganuzab, Serafín García Matae

aServicio de Urgencias Extrahospitalarias. Servicio Navarro de Salud-Osasunbidea. Pamplona. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Extrahospitalarias. Servicio Navarro de Salud-Osasunbidea. Pamplona. Navarra. España.
cPediatra. CS de San Jorge. Pamplona. Navarra. España.
dPediatra. CS Rochapea. Pamplona. España.
eServicio de Traumatología. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. España.

Reference of this article: Álvarez Zallo N, Andueza Sola J, Ruiz Goikoetxea M, Rodríguez Pérez B, Martínez Ganuza B, García Mata S. Blount disease: a case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:167-9.

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Blount disease is a developmental disorder that affects the proximal growth cartilage of the tibia. It is a rare entity of probable multifactorial origin whose etiology is not clear. It causes a progressive deformity with a bowing of the lower limbs in the form of a genu varum. In the early variant, bilateral involvement is more frequent, so in mild cases it may be difficult to differentiate between the physiological variant. We present the case of a 15-month-old girl of African origin, who has a progressive bilateral genu varum. After a clinical and radiological follow-up, he finally needed surgical correction of the deformity.


Blount disease Genu varum Obesity Tibia vara



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