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Kohler disease


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
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Is Kohler disease hereditary?

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Is Kohler disease hereditary?

The exact underlying cause of Kohler disease is currently unknown. Although some scientists have suggested that genetic factors may play a role in the development of Kohler disease, no disease-causing gene has been identified.[1]
Last updated: 2/18/2015

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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
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.