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Long-term results after adolescent Blount's disease

Ingvarsson, T LU ; Hägglund, G LU ; Ramgren, B LU ; Jonsson, K LU and Zayer, M (1997) In Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B 6(2). p.6-153
Abstract

A long-term follow-up study was made of 23 patients with an average age of 47 years (range 38-68 years) who had adolescent Blount's disease. Four patients had bilateral disease (27 affected knees). Nine knees had no treatment during childhood, 11 were treated by physiodesis, and seven were treated by osteotomy of the proximal tibia. At follow-up, most of the patients had no pain or mild pain from their knee. Nine knees showed arthrosis. We conclude that most children with adolescent Blount's disease will have a straight leg at middle age without arthrosis and that this result can be obtained in one of four patients without treatment.

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Adolescent, Arthrodesis, Bone Diseases, Developmental, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Knee, Male, Osteotomy, Radiography, Treatment Outcome, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
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6
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6 - 153
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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1060-152X
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  abstract     = {<p>A long-term follow-up study was made of 23 patients with an average age of 47 years (range 38-68 years) who had adolescent Blount's disease. Four patients had bilateral disease (27 affected knees). Nine knees had no treatment during childhood, 11 were treated by physiodesis, and seven were treated by osteotomy of the proximal tibia. At follow-up, most of the patients had no pain or mild pain from their knee. Nine knees showed arthrosis. We conclude that most children with adolescent Blount's disease will have a straight leg at middle age without arthrosis and that this result can be obtained in one of four patients without treatment.</p>},
  author       = {Ingvarsson, T and Hägglund, G and Ramgren, B and Jonsson, K and Zayer, M},
  issn         = {1060-152X},
  keyword      = {Adolescent,Arthrodesis,Bone Diseases, Developmental,Female,Follow-Up Studies,Humans,Knee,Male,Osteotomy,Radiography,Treatment Outcome,Journal Article,Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {6--153},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B},
  title        = {Long-term results after adolescent Blount's disease},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {1997},
}