Mueller–Weiss disease

Description

Definitions vary through the literature for MWS and MWD…

  • Müller-Weiss syndrome (MWS): spontaneous osteonecrosis of the tarsal navicular in adults, is a rare cause of chronic medial midfoot pain.
  • Müller-Weiss disease (MWD): dysplasia of the tarsal navicular that is developed during childhood and suffered during adulthood. The talar head shifts laterally over the os calcis, driving the subtalar joint into varus

History

1925 – Uber Kohlersehe Erkrankung in so spatem Alter ist mir nur eine einzige Beobachtung von Georg Schmidt

1927 – Walther Müller (1888 – 1949), a German surgeon published the first images of a compressed, condensed, and fragmented tarsal
navicular.

Ich hatte nun kurzlich Gelegenheit Veranderung am Os naviculare pedis beim Erwachsenen zu beobachten, die vielleicht gewisse ahnlichkeiten mit der Köhler-schen erkrankung der Jugendlichen aufweist, die aber in dieser form noch nicht bekannt ist.

I have recently had occasion to observe changes in the os naviculare pedis in the adult, which may have some similarities with the Köhler-like disease of the adolescents, which is not yet known in this form. Müller 1927
Müller 1927 Über eine eigenartige doppelseitige Veränderung des Os naviculare pedis beim Erwachsenen

1927 – Konrad Weiss (1891 – 1976) was a Gewrman radiologist who subsequent postulate of osteonecrosis as the underlying etiology

1939 – James F. Brailsford (1888 – 1961) described 9 cases of osteochonsritis of the tarsal navicular in adult women he described as:

an oblique splitting of the navicular and separation of the two fragments: the inner fragment gradually glides over the head of the astragalus to its medial side; the outer fragment overrides the dorsal surface of the second and third cuneiforms.

Brailsford 1939

Associated Persons


Alternative names

  • Müller – Weiss syndrome, Mueller – Weiss syndrome (MWS)
  • Mueller – Weiss disease, Müller – Weiss disease (MWD)

Controversies

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References


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