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Long-term results after infantile Blount's disease.

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Source
J Pediatr Orthop B. 1998 Jul;7(3):226-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1998
Author
T. Ingvarsson
G. Hägglund
B. Ramgren
K. Jonsson
M. Zayer
Author Affiliation
Department of Orthopedics, Lund University Hospital, Sweden.
Source
J Pediatr Orthop B. 1998 Jul;7(3):226-9
Date
Jul-1998
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Bone Diseases, Developmental - radiography - surgery - therapy
Braces
Epiphyses - abnormalities - surgery
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Knee Joint - physiopathology - radiography
Male
Middle Aged
Orthopedics - methods
Prognosis
Range of Motion, Articular
Registries
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sweden
Tibia - abnormalities - radiography
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
A long-term follow-up of 49 patients with an average age of 38 years (range: 25-67 years) who had experienced infantile Blount's disease was done. Thirty-seven patients had bilateral disease, giving a total of 86 affected knees. Thirty-eight knees had conservative or no treatment during childhood; 13 were treated by epiphysiodesis, and 35 by osteotomy. At follow-up, 11 knees showed arthrosis, and 9 were graded as mild. Ten knees had been surgically treated by medial meniscectomy at an average age of 29 years (range: 19-45 years), after the diagnosis of Blount's disease. Four of the knees showed arthrosis. Most of the patients had a straight leg and mild or no pain from their knee. It is concluded that most children with infantile Blount's disease will, at the age of 40 years, have a straight leg without arthrosis and that one third can reach this result without any treatment.
PubMed ID
9702674 View in PubMed
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