Brachymetatarsia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Foot deformity and plantar foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years.
Gender: Female
X-ray

Shortened 4th metatarsal bone. Hallux valgus also is present.

Case Discussion

Brachymetatarsia develops from early closure of the growth plate. It typically involves the 4th ray or, less frequently, more than one metatarsal bone. It is related to several genetic conditions and syndromes.

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Case information

rID: 61125
Published: 18th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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