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Brachymetatarsia (a.k.a. congenital short metatarsus) is a rare condition that develops from early closure of the growth plate.
Females are almost exclusively affected 1.
Brachymetatarsia typically affects the fourth metatarsal or, less frequently, more than one metatarsal.
Brachymetatarsia can be related to several genetic conditions and syndromes:
Treatment and prognosis
There are several types of lengthening procedures which can be performed.
For metatarsals that only need to be lengthened up to 15 mm, single-stage lengthening procedures with a variety of biologic and synthetic implants are preferred, whereas gradual lengthening allows for greater length gain and concomitant lengthening of the soft tissues.