TITLE

Blount Disease

AUTHOR(S)
Sabharwal, Sanjeev
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1758
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the early-onset and late-onset of clinical forms of Blount disease, as well as its etiology and pathogenesis. The management options, including the use of orthoses and operative management, along with the different factors for each treatment option are discussed. It is noted that the goal of treatment of Blount disease is to attain a normally aligned lower extremity, normal joint orientation and equal limb lengths at skeletal maturity.
ACCESSION #
43179747

 

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