Treatment of brachymetatarsia of the first and fourth ray in adults.
Foot Ankle Int30: 981,
JonesMDPinegarDMRinckerSA:Callus distraction versus single-stage lengthening with bone graft for treatment of brachymetatarsia: a systematic review.
J Foot Ankle Surg54: 927,
In this case report, we present the case of a 20-year-old male patient who suffered from pain in walking clinically, and in whom an extremely rare type of brachymetatarsia was diagnosed. Although distorted body image is the main reason for consulting a specialist, the patient presented because he was unable to find a proper shoe. The patient had no familial history of brachydactyly, trauma, or a genetic disorder. In this extremely rare case, the decision was made to perform shortening of the normal foot ray with a double osteotomy to the metatarsal and proximal phalanx. At the end of the follow-up period, the patient was walking pain-free and had no limitation in shoe choice.
Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.
Corresponding author: Yakup Ekinci, MD, Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital, Şeker Mah, Kocasinan, Kayseri 38080, Turkey. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)