Adult cavovarus foot. Younger AS(1), Hansen ST Jr. Author information: (1)Foot and Ankle Program, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Cavovarus foot deformity, which often results from an imbalance of muscle forces, is Cited by: 107.
mild cavus foot deformity in adult (not indicated in children) supramalleolar orthosis (SMO) indications. more severe cavovarus deformity recalcitrant to shoewear accomodations; ankle foot orthosis (AFO) indications. may be needed if equinus also present, resulting in equinocavovarus foot deformity; works best if equinus is a dynamic defomrity 3.3/5.
Cavovarus foot deformity, which often results from an imbalance of muscle forces, is commonly caused by hereditary motor sensory neuropathies. Other causes are cerebral palsy, cerebral injury (stroke), anterior horn cell disease (spinal root injury), talar neck injury, and residual clubfoot. In.
Pes cavovarus is defined by the clinical finding of an elevated medial longitudinal arch in association with a varus hindfoot, and is commonly associated with clawing of the hallux and lesser toes. Typically, the cavovarus foot is the result of an abnormal balance of the muscle forces about the foot, often from a neuromuscular disorder.