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Kohler disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Kohler's Disease
  • Kohler's Disease of the Tarsal Navicular
  • Kohler's Osteochondrosis of the Tarsal Navicular
  • Navicular Osteochondrosis
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How common is Kohler disease? I keep reading that it is rare but can't find stats on just how rare it is.

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How common is Kohler disease?

Kohler disease is considered to be a rare condition.[1] To our knowledge, there is currently no accurate data available regarding its prevalence. The condition is five times more common in boys than girls.[2] However, girls with this condition are often younger than affected boys; this is presumably due to the earlier onset of ossification in girls.[1]
Last updated: 7/20/2012