Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a neurological condition not commonly seen by orthotists. This article will review recent literature on histology, physical symptoms and classifications. Specific physical manifestations are discussed and illustrated. Four case studies are presented with each having a different clinical picture. Muscle grades and gait patterns as well as a knowledge of this disease's natural history will help practitioners to better provide successful orthotic management.
JOHN J. KAMP, CO, OPA, is the director of education for American Prosthetics Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, and associate manager of the University of Iowa Hospitals office in Iowa City.
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