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Brachymetatarsia of the Third and Fourth Metatarsals

William P. Goforth Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons; Director of the Division of Podiatry, Associate Professor of Surgery, Scott & White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University System, Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple, TX.

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A cylindrical autogenous diaphyseal bone graft from the neighboring second and fifth metatarsals to correct brachymetatarsia of the third and fourth metatarsals was last described by Biggs in 1979. The authors present a literature review and case report for the treatment of the rare clinical entity of brachymetatarsia. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 91(7): 373-378, 2001)