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June 1973

Congenital Short Tendo Calcaneus: Report of a Family

Author Affiliations

From the University Affiliated Clinical Program for the Mentally Retarded, Hamilton County Diagnostic Clinic for the Mentally Retarded, Children's Neuromuscular Diagnostic Clinic and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(6):858-859. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160060062014

Presented here is a family which contains five members who have isolated congenital short tendo calcaneus, causing the more severely affected to walk on their toes. No neurologic deficit could be found. This condition may be dominantly inherited.