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  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Volume 41, Issue 12
  • December 1999, pp. 846-848

Idiopathic toe-walking: a review

  • Debra A Sala (a1), Lisa H Shulman (a2), Rose F Kennedy (a3), Alfred D Grant (a4) and Mary Lynn Y Chu (a1)
  • Published online: 01 December 1999

Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) is a term used to describe the condition in which children walk with a toe–toe gait pattern in the absence of any known cause. It has also been referred to as habitual toe-walking and congenital short tendo calcaneus (tendo Achilles).

Corresponding author
Center for Neuromuscular and Developmental Disorders, Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA.
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Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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