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Kohler Disease I Wheeless

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Description: Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
Discussion: - self limiting avasulcar necrosis of the navicular; - usually unilateral and affects children, most often boys; - onset is at age 4 in boys and age 5 in girls; - navicular is subjected to repetitive compressive forces during wt bearing which may be a risk factor for AVN; - navicular is last bone in foot to ossify & delayed ossification appears to make the navicular more vulnerable to compressive damage; - compressive forces can occlude the vessels of the soft ossification center redering it avascular;

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Author/Contact: Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
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