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Pes Cavus

June 22nd, 2019


High-arched foot.
  • Significance

  • Pes cavus is strongly associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, though may also occur in several other conditions.
  • Causes of Pes Cavus

  • Congenital

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth
  • Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies
  • Freidrich's ataxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Acquired

  • Upper motor neuron lesion - stroke, tumour, trauma
  • Lower motor neuron lesion - common peroneal nerve palsy
  • Malunion of fracture
  • Contracture
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