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Foot surgery for adults with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

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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Data sharing not applicable as no datasets generated and/or analysed for this study.

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