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Foot surgery for adults with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  1. Matilde Laurá1,
  2. James Barnett2,
  3. Joanna Benfield2,
  4. Gita M Ramdharry1,
  5. Matthew J Welck2
  1. 1Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK
  2. 2Foot & Ankle Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore Site, Stanmore, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matilde Laurá, Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, University College London, London, UK; m.laura{at}ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease often undergo foot and ankle surgery, as foot deformities are common and cause a degree of functional limitations impairing quality of life. Surgical approaches are variable and there are no evidence-based guidelines. A multidisciplinary approach involving neurology, physical therapy and orthopaedic surgery is ideal to provide guidance on when to refer for surgical opinion and when to intervene. This review outlines the range of foot deformities associated with CMT, their clinical assessment, and their conservative and surgical and postoperative management.

  • HMSN (CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH)
  • SURGERY

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Footnotes

  • Contributors ML drafted manuscript, edited and reviewed final version. JBarnett drafted manuscript and provided figures. JBenfield drafted table on postsurgical rehabilitation. GR drafted manuscript, contributed to assessment section and led section on conservative management, created figure and table. MJW drafted manuscript and provided figures.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed by Davide Pareyson, Milan, Italy.

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