Blount’s Disease – Orthopaedics MCQ

Which of the following is a characteristic feature of Blount’s disease?

A. Genu valgum
B. Genu varum
C. Coxa vara
D. Coxa valga

Correct answer: B. Genu varum

Blount’s Disease

  • It is named after Walter Putnam Blount
  • It is also known as: Tibia varaMau-Nilsonne Syndrome, Blount-Barber syndrome, Erlacher-Blount syndrome, Osteochondrosis deformans tibiae
  • It is a growth disorder of the tibia resulting in progressive bow leg deformity
  • It is also associated with internal tibial torsion and genu recurvatum
  • It is mainly seen in children and adolescents
  • Treatment is by bracing and/or surgery

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