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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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Is Kohler disease hereditary?

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Is Kohler disease hereditary?

While it has been suggested that genetic factors might play a role in developing Kohler disease, to date no disease-causing gene has been found. While the cause of this condition is not well understood, proposed causes of Kohler disease include injury around the navicular bone in the foot, delayed bone formation, and/or disruption of blood flow to the navicular bone. [1] [2]
Last updated: 4/25/2014

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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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