Blount's disease

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the inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See appendix 3-3 and see color plates.
Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia. From Dorland's, 2000.
tibia val´ga a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia va´ra medial angulation of the tibia in the metaphyseal region, due to a growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial epiphysis; there are both infantile and adolescent types. Called also Blount's disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Blount’s disease

An idiopathic progressive defect of the proximal medial tibia which, with time, can cause severe bowing of one or more legs.

More common in short, obese, early walking children of African ancestry.
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In Blount's disease it is commonly at the proximal tibial metaphysis with an acute medial angulation immediately below the knee and in the congenital familial form of tibia vara it is at the lower tibia at the junction of the middle and the lower thirds [18].