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Mueller-Weiss syndrome

Disease definition

A rare bone disease characterized by spontaneous adult-onset tarsal navicular osteonecrosis. Patients present with chronic mid- and hindfoot pain, swelling and tenderness over the dorsomedial aspect of the midfoot, flattening of the medial longitudinal arch, and pes planovarus. Radiographic findings include comma-shaped deformity due to collapse of the lateral part of the navicular bone and medial or dorsal protrusion of a portion or the entire bone. The condition may be bilateral or asymmetric and associated with pathological fractures.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Brailsford disease
    • Mueller-Weiss osteonecrosis of the tarsal bone
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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