Discussion of Tibia vara
- Tibia vara is aka Blount disease
- Common condition that is believed to result from abnormal stress on the posteromedial proximal tibial physis, causing growth suppression.
- Growth at the epiphysis becomes asymmetric, leading to the typical varus angulation.
- Predisposing factors for this disease are early walking, obesity, and African-American descent.
- Early diagnosis and treatment of this disease is vital to avoid progressive worsening.
- Three major types of tibia vara have been recognized
- Infantile (most common)
 Imaging Findings for Tibia vara
 Plain film
- Genu varum (bowleg deformity)
- Abnormality of the proximal tibia consisting of depression and irregularity or fragmentation of the metaphysis posteromedially and deficiency of the epiphysis medially.
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 References for Tibia vara
- Jugesh I. Cheema, Leslie E. Grissom, and H. Theodore Harcke.Radiographic Characteristics of Lower-Extremity Bowing in Children. RadioGraphics 2003 23: 871-880.