Kцhler bone disease

1. osteochondrosis of the tarsal navicular bone in children; called also tarsal scaphoiditis, epiphysitis juvenilis, osteoarthrosis juvenilis, and os naviculare pedis retardatum. 2. a disease of the second metatarsal bone, with thickening of its shaft and changes about its articular head, characterized by pain in the second metatarsophalangeal joint on walking or standing. Called also Kцhler second d., and juvenile deforming metatarsophalangeal osteochondritis. See also osteochondrosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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