Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

  • Heather Hansen
  • Seth W. O’Donnell


Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy. It commonly presents as a cavo-varus foot. The tibialis anterior and peroneus brevis are weak, while the peroneus longus and tibialis posterior are strong. The Coleman block test is key in assessing the deformity.


Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy Cavo-varus foot deformity Coleman block test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Hansen
    • 1
  • Seth W. O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of OrthopaedicsAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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