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Description: DEFINITION
High arched feet, Due to forefoot plantar flexion (plantaris), hindfoot dorsi-flexion or both
CAUSES
Muscular imbalance, variable in each case
Neuromuscular until proven otherwise, as up to 60% found to be neurological
  • Congenital
    • Idiopathic
    • Arthrogryposis
    • Residual CTEV
  • Acquired
    • Neuromuscular
      • Muscular disease eg. Muscular dystrophies
      • Peripheral nerve disease- HSMN
      • Spinal cord problems-Polio, diastematomyelia, tethered cord, syringomyelia, spina bifida
      • Long tract and central disease- Friedrichs ataxia, cerebral palsy
    • Traumatic
      • Compartment syndrome,
      • crush,
      • burns,
      • iatrogenic (overlengthening of achilles tendon)

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Language: English

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Added: Thu Oct 25 2007