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  • noun

Synonyms for tibia

the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

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The metaphyseal-diaphyseal (MD) angle helps with the grading of Blount's disease.
Diseases causing deformity Varus angulation Blount's disease X-linked hypophosphataemic rickets Nutritional rickets Skeletal dysplasia Osteogenesis imperfecta Neoplastic disease Valgus angulation Skeletal dysplasia Metabolic rickets Post-traumatic Multiple hereditary exostoses Osteogenesis imperfecta
The diagnosis of Blount's disease is based on several radiographic changes in the proximal tibia best visualized with standing anteroposterior images of both legs.
Histologic changes of the growth plate in patients with Blount's disease suggest a delay in cartilage ossification in the medial metaphysis and epiphysis, which causes varus deformity if growth in the lateral aspect of the growth plate continues.
Nonsurgical and surgical treatments are available for Blount's disease, depending on the age of the patient and severity of the disease.