Other Names for this Disease
- Aseptic necrosis of the tarsal bone
- Kohler's Disease
- Kohler's Disease of the Tarsal Navicular
- Kohler's Osteochondrosis of the Tarsal Navicular
- Navicular Osteochondrosis
Your QuestionHow common is Kohler disease? I keep reading that it is rare but can't find stats on just how rare it is.
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Kohler disease is considered a rare condition. To our knowledge, there are currently no accurate estimates of its prevalence. The condition is much more common in boys than girls. However, girls with this condition are often younger than affected boys; this is presumably due to the earlier onset of ossification (the hardening of bones) in girls.
Last updated: 2/18/2015
- Bernardo Vargas. Kohler Disease. Medscape Reference. September 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1234753-overview.