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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:

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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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.


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