BLOUNT, Walter Putnam

b. 1900
  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


BLOUNT disease, tibia vara or osteochondrosis defor mans tibiae, presents as bow legs in childhood. The pathogenesis is obscure and heterogeneity is likely; most cases are sporadic but involvement of successive generations has been recorded.


Europe Osteochondrosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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