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Long-term results after infantile Blount's disease

Ingvarsson, T LU ; Hägglund, G LU ; Ramgren, B LU ; Jonsson, K LU and Zayer, M (1998) In Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B 7(3). p.9-226
Abstract

A long-term follow-up of 49 patients with an average age of 38 years (range: 25-67 years) who had experienced infantile Blount's disease was done. Thirty-seven patients had bilateral disease, giving a total of 86 affected knees. Thirty-eight knees had conservative or no treatment during childhood; 13 were treated by epiphysiodesis, and 35 by osteotomy. At follow-up, 11 knees showed arthrosis, and 9 were graded as mild. Ten knees had been surgically treated by medial meniscectomy at an average age of 29 years (range: 19-45 years), after the diagnosis of Blount's disease. Four of the knees showed arthrosis. Most of the patients had a straight leg and mild or no pain from their knee. It is concluded that most children with infantile... (More)

A long-term follow-up of 49 patients with an average age of 38 years (range: 25-67 years) who had experienced infantile Blount's disease was done. Thirty-seven patients had bilateral disease, giving a total of 86 affected knees. Thirty-eight knees had conservative or no treatment during childhood; 13 were treated by epiphysiodesis, and 35 by osteotomy. At follow-up, 11 knees showed arthrosis, and 9 were graded as mild. Ten knees had been surgically treated by medial meniscectomy at an average age of 29 years (range: 19-45 years), after the diagnosis of Blount's disease. Four of the knees showed arthrosis. Most of the patients had a straight leg and mild or no pain from their knee. It is concluded that most children with infantile Blount's disease will, at the age of 40 years, have a straight leg without arthrosis and that one third can reach this result without any treatment.

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Adult, Aged, Bone Diseases, Developmental, Braces, Epiphyses, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Knee Joint, Male, Middle Aged, Orthopedics, Prognosis, Radiography, Range of Motion, Articular, Registries, Sweden, Tibia, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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  abstract     = {<p>A long-term follow-up of 49 patients with an average age of 38 years (range: 25-67 years) who had experienced infantile Blount's disease was done. Thirty-seven patients had bilateral disease, giving a total of 86 affected knees. Thirty-eight knees had conservative or no treatment during childhood; 13 were treated by epiphysiodesis, and 35 by osteotomy. At follow-up, 11 knees showed arthrosis, and 9 were graded as mild. Ten knees had been surgically treated by medial meniscectomy at an average age of 29 years (range: 19-45 years), after the diagnosis of Blount's disease. Four of the knees showed arthrosis. Most of the patients had a straight leg and mild or no pain from their knee. It is concluded that most children with infantile Blount's disease will, at the age of 40 years, have a straight leg without arthrosis and that one third can reach this result without any treatment.</p>},
  author       = {Ingvarsson, T and Hägglund, G and Ramgren, B and Jonsson, K and Zayer, M},
  issn         = {1060-152X},
  keyword      = {Adult,Aged,Bone Diseases, Developmental,Braces,Epiphyses,Female,Follow-Up Studies,Humans,Knee Joint,Male,Middle Aged,Orthopedics,Prognosis,Radiography,Range of Motion, Articular,Registries,Sweden,Tibia,Time Factors,Treatment Outcome,Journal Article,Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {9--226},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B},
  title        = {Long-term results after infantile Blount's disease},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {1998},
}