Cavus foot is not a diagnosis, but simply a description. It is as generic as its essential opposite – planus foot (pes planus), commonly known as “flatfoot.” Just as “flatfoot” can vary from a quite normal and totally asymptomatic low-arched foot with normal sagittal alignment relative to the ankle, a high-arched foot also can be well aligned and relatively asymptomatic although it is usually a bit stiffer than a low-arched foot.


Extensor Digitorum Longus Metatarsal Head Plantar Fascia Anterior Tibialis Posterior Tibialis 
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The author would like to thank Andrew L. Merritt, MD, for his assistance with this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics (and Sports Medicine), Harborview Medical CenterSTH Foot and Ankle InstituteSeattleUSA

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