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:


  1. Bone block with internal fixation.
  2. External fixation with Distraction osteogenesis, also called callus distraction, callotasis and osteodistraction.

mini external fixation for brachymetatarsalgia

Dr. Dennis M. Timko

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.