2. Infantile Blount’s Disease

Most infants experience some amount of bowing in their legs that begins to improve when the baby is 18 to 24 months old. If the bowing does not improve, it may be a sign of Blount’s disease. Infantile Blount’s disease is more common than the adolescent variety and usually affects both legs. The tibia, or shin bone, is the only place where the deformity develops. Depending on the age of the child, infantile Blount’s disease is rarely debilitating. Most children develop normally after medical intervention.

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