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Vol. 17 - Num. 67

Clinical Reviews

Foot pain and limp. Tarsal navicular osteochondrosis

M.ª Victoria Vidal Vargasa, M. B. Romero Romeroa, A. S. Jiménez Sarmientoa, M Rodríguez-Piñero Durána

aServicio de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación. Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Macarena. Sevilla. España.

Correspondence: MV Vidal. E-mail: viviva001@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Vidal Vargas MV, Romero Romero MB, Jiménez Sarmiento AS, Rodríguez-Piñero Durán M. Foot pain and limp. Tarsal navicular osteochondrosis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:255-8.

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Abstract

The nosologic concept of bony tissue necrosis presupposes the existence of a circulatory derangement, even though this derangement may not be anatomically demonstrable. The multitude of terms used for designating this entity just demonstrate the prevailing confusion regarding its mechanisms and characteristics; even “avascular necrosis”, is erroneous, as the vessels themselves are still present: the derangement is a circulatory (functional), not a structural (anatomic) one.

Osteochondrosis is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the growing skeleton.

Foot pain and a limp are common presenting symptoms, and its diagnosis can be really challenging when ostechondrosis is located on foot bones and this condition is not in our mind.

Keywords

Foot Osteochondrosis Scaphoid

 

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