Lengthening of the first metatarsal bone. A case of congenital shortening
Keywords: 
Metatarsal Bones/abnormalities
Bone Lengthening/methods
Metatarsal Bones/surgery
Osteotomy
Issue Date: 
1991
Publisher: 
Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 
0001-6470
Citation: 
Amillo S, Gil-Albarova J, Pampliega T. Lengthening of the first metatarsal bone. A case of congenital shortening. Acta Orthop Scand. 1991 Jun;62(3):295-6.
Abstract
A 14-year-old boy had a congenital shortening of the first right metatarsal bone, with overloading of the central metatarsals and medial deviation of the second toe. A percutaneous osteotomy and slow distraction by an external fixator for 10 weeks lengthened the bone from 32 mm to 60 mm. After the distraction, a bone graft was performed, and tenotomies and a capsulotomy corrected a threatening subluxation. Consolidation of the lengthening focus required 16 weeks.

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