pes cavus

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Noun1.pes cavus - a deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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Underlying anatomical factors can also be causative, such as a high arch with resultant stress of the forefoot in a cavus foot type and individuals with a short first metatarsal bone (Mortons toe).
Abundantly illustrated with x-ray images and color intraoperative photos, coverage begins with the hallux and sesamoids and proceeds through the lesser toe corrections, the neuropathic foot and ankle, correction of the cavus foot, and seven other sections, ending with the rheumatoid foot and ankle.
Plantar fasciitis affected runners with varus hindfoot, with cavus foot, and with varus knee, while valgus had a protective role against this disease.