Blount’s Disease

What is it?

Blount’s Disease (BD) is a growth disorder of the shin bone (tibia) that causes the lower leg to angle inward.


Although it resembles bow leg which is common in babies and toddlers, it is very different. Babies’ legs are naturally bowed and usually straighten out when they start walking by the age of 2.

Blount’s disease will not self-correct over time, but will worsen if left untreated. Children with Blount’s disease or severe bowing before the age of 3 may be treated with knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs).


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