Blount’s disease : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

One or both of the lower legs turn inward. This is called “bowing.” It may:

  • Look the same on both legs
  • Occur just below the knee
  • Rapidly get worse

Diagnosis & Tests

The doctor will perform a physical exam. This will show that the lower legs turn inward. An x-ray of the knee and the lower leg confirms the diagnosis.

See also: Joints x-ray


Review Date : 11/2/2009
Reviewed By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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