Tibia vara

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[edit] 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)
    • Juvenile
    • Adolescent

[edit] Imaging Findings for Tibia vara

[edit] 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.

[edit] Images

Patient #1

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: Tibia vara

[edit] References for Tibia vara