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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

  • Heather Hansen
  • Seth W. O’Donnell
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Abstract

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy. It commonly presents as a cavo-varus foot. The tibialis anterior and peroneus brevis are weak, while the peroneus longus and tibialis posterior are strong. The Coleman block test is key in assessing the deformity.

Keywords

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy Cavo-varus foot deformity Coleman block test 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Hansen
    • 1
  • Seth W. O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of OrthopaedicsAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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