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Aktas Seref M.D.; Sussman, Michael D. M.D.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B: April 2000
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Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) is a progressive hereditary peripheral neuropathy. The most prevalent subtype is CMT-1A, wherein patients develop a characteristic cavovarus deformity. We have reviewed a series of standing lateral foot radiographs of patients with foot deformity due to CMT, and found that the hind foot of these patients is in dorsiflexion, not equinus, and that the apparent equinus is due to plantar flexion of the forefoot on the midfoot, and actually represents a cavus deformity.

1This study was read at the 1998 POSNA Meeting in Cleveland, OH, USA.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr S. Aktas, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Edirne 22030, Turkey.

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