Kohler disease


Synonyms of Kohler Disease

  • Kohler's Disease (of the Tarsal Navicular)
  • Kohler's Osteochondrosis of the Tarsal Navicular
  • Navicular Osteochondrosis

Kohler disease is a rare bone disorder of the foot in children that may be the result of stress-related compression at a critical time during the period of growth. It is characterized by limping caused by pain and swelling in the foot. It most often occurs in children between the ages of three and seven, and it affects males five times more often than it does females. Typically, just one foot is affected. Children appear to grow out of the disorder, and the affected bones regain their size, density and structure within a year. For some, however, symptoms may last as long as two years.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Kohler disease includes the 3 symptoms listed below:

  • Foot pain
  • Swollen foot
  • Limp

Note that Kohler disease symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Kohler disease signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.


Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

  • Foot pain
  • Limp
  • Swollen foot


The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Kohler disease. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Kohler disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Kohler disease signs or Kohler disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Kohler disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Kohler disease symptoms.


The 'prognosis' of Kohler disease usually refers to the likely outcome of Kohler disease. The prognosis of Kohler disease may include the duration of Kohler disease, chances of complications of Kohler disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Kohler disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Kohler disease. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.