Other Names for this Disease
- Tibia vara
- Osteochondrosis deformans tibiae
- Blount's disease
- Blount-Barber syndrome
- Erlacher-Blount syndrome
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Your QuestionMy 18-month-old grandson is suspected of having Blount disease. How common is it for only one leg to have bowing?
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Early-onset, or infantile Blount disease (occurring before 4 years of age) usually involves both legs. It is estimated that about 50-60% of individuals with early-onset blount disease have symptoms in both legs. Individuals with late-onset Blount disease are more likely to have only one affected leg.
Last updated: 7/27/2016
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