Pes cavus

Pes cavus refers to a descriptive term for a type of foot deformity with an abnormally high longitudinal arch of the foot (caved in foot).

It can be associated with certain neuromuscular disorders such as 

Radiographic features

Plain film

A lateral view is the key to assessment as the dorso-plantar view can sometimes be normal unless there an associated abnormality 2.

On a lateral view there is:


Foot alignment abnormalities

Adequate radiographs are required for the accurate assessment of foot alignment. Basic assessment includes weightbearing dorsoplantar and lateral views.

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Article Information

rID: 19485
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pes cavus deformity
  • Cavus deformity of the foot
  • High arched foot
  • Cavus foot
  • Cavus foot deformity

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