Kohler's disease


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Related to Kohler's disease: Freiberg's disease, King Tut, Kienbock's disease

osteochondritis

Orthopedics Inflammation of bone and joint surfaces–usually aseptic; note: A legacy of the German school of medicine was eponymic immortalization of osteochondritis in each joint
Osteochondritis eponyms
Freiberg's disease–metatarsal head
Haglund's disease–calcaneus
Köhler's disease–tarsal-navicular bones
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease–femoral head
Osgood-Schlatter disease–tibial tubercle
Panner's disease–humeral head
Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease–patella
Thiemann's disease–metacarpal and metatarsal bones
Wegner's disease–osteochondritis with epiphyseal separation–congenital syphilis

Kohler's disease

1. OSTEOCHONDRITIS of the SCAPHOID bone of the foot. A condition affecting children and adolescents. There is a defect in the blood supply to the bone, from compression of the foot arch, leading to central bone death (necrosis). Weight-bearing must be avoided during the active stage of the disease, but spontaneous healing occurs.
2. Osteochondritis of the head of the bone in the palm articulating with the forefinger (second metatarsal bone). (Alban Kohler, 1874–1947, German radiologist).