Clinical basis for a mechanical etiology in adolescent Blount's disease.

@article{Beskin1986ClinicalBF,
  title={Clinical basis for a mechanical etiology in adolescent Blount's disease.},
  author={J L Beskin and Stephen W. Burke and Charles E. Johnston and John M. Roberts},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1986},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={365-70}
}
The exact etiology and treatment of adolescent Blount's disease remains uncertain. In this study, the clinical and radiographic characteristics of eight consecutive patients (ten knees) with late onset tibia vara are reviewed to identify common features suggestive of aberrant mechanical forces causing their deformity. Consistent clinical features include progressive varus during the adolescent growth spurt and gross obesity. All patients were black, most were males with unilateral disease, and… CONTINUE READING