This is a congenital deformity that most commonly affected the 4th metatarsal bone. The deformity causes a shorten 4th metatarsal bone causing a short toe due to poor development.
Treatment: There are only 2 main ways to surgically correct this problem:
- Bone block with internal fixation.
- External fixation with Distraction osteogenesis, also called callus distraction, callotasis and osteodistraction.
mini external fixation for brachymetatarsalgia
Dr. Dennis M. Timko
Dr. Dennis Timko, is a podiatrist in the St. Louis, Eureka, MO. area. Dr. Timko specializes in diabetic foot care, foot surgery, AFOs, and orthotics. Dr. Timko is the solo owner of Arch City Foot & Ankle, which has been in business since 2003.