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Mariko Hamada, Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Tomohisa Nagasao, Kazuo Kishi
Congenital brachymetatarsia most commonly involves the fourth ray and may be combined with metacarpal shortening. Numerous reports have demonstrated the usefulness of gradual lengthening of the metatarsals. However, very few studies have investigated methods of recovering the lost regenerative bone. The patient was a 16-year-old girl with bilateral brachymetatarsia of the fourth metatarsal. After a long consolidation period after gradual lengthening of the fourth metatarsal by 20 mm, the patient had an hourglass-shaped regenerated bone...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Praveen-Kumar Pandey, Inder Pawar, Sandeep-Kumar Beniwal, Raaghav-R Verma
A 33 years old female patient presented with posttraumatic pain in the right foot for which radiographs of the right foot was advised. No fracture was detected on radiographs and patient was managed conservatively on medications and posterior splint immobilization. We found coincidentally a short fourth metatarsal and an accessory navicular bone in the right foot radiographs. After 3 weeks of immobilization, she underwent mobilization of the right foot, weight bearing and intensive physio- therapy for 6 weeks...
2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Gamal A Hosny, Abdel-Salam A Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Brachymetatarsia is a rare congenital or developmental condition that results in a short metatarsal. The condition most commonly affects the fourth metatarsal of young and adolescent females. It does not usually produce a functional problem. However, it may produce a significant cosmetic problem especially in young women. The authors present their experience in gradual distraction of the fourth metatarsal to tackle this problem in adults. METHODS: That was done using a monolateral frame in 11 feet of female patients with an average age of 23 years...
March 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Nancy Formosa, Mark Buttigieg, John Torpiano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Dominique Barbier, Andrei Neretin, Pierre Journeau, Dimitry Popkov
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of brachymetatarsia remains controversial, and choice is based on potential complications. We report a classification of complications based on severity, and we hypothesized that use of a semicircular external fixator would minimize severe complications in lateral metatarsal lengthening. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 30 patients (10 to 46 years old) with single or multiple brachymetatarsia and performed 54 metatarsal lengthenings with a mean follow-up of 7 months...
November 2015: Foot & Ankle International
Marc D Jones, David M Pinegar, Sarah A Rincker
Brachymetatarsia deformity is a cosmetically displeasing anomaly that can become physically symptomatic. The surgical techniques most commonly used to repair the anomaly include single-stage lengthening with a bone graft, callus distraction, or a combination of bone grafting and callus distraction. A systematic review of the published data was performed to compare the outcomes of these 3 surgical procedures. A total of 61 studies reporting the use of callus distraction or single-stage lengthening, or both, for the treatment of brachymetatarsia were included in the present review...
September 2015: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Mert Calis, Ali Oznur, Omer Ekin, Ibrahim Vargel
BACKGROUND: Apert foot anomalies may cause severe problems such as pain and development of callus formation related to weight redistribution, problems with footwear, and gait disturbances that may limit their daily activities. The main purpose of this study was to review our experience with distraction osteogenesis for the correction of brachymetatarsia and the great toe angulation of the patients with Apert syndrome. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 7 patients (14 extremities) followed up for Apert syndrome who underwent distraction for the correction of bilateral congenital brachymetatarsia and angulation of the great toe between 2004 and 2008...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Qunwei Li, Cideng Suolang, Ciren Bianba, Baohua Li, Ren Ci, Dawa Gesang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2015: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
David W Jenkins, Kimbal Cooper, Evelyn G Heigh
BACKGROUND: Persons with intellectual disabilities frequently have podiatric conditions. Limited information exists on their prevalence in international cohorts of Special Olympics (SO) athletes. Findings from multiple United States (US) venues are compared to those from athletes screened at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece (ATHENS). METHODS: Data from Fit Feet screenings from 2096 ATHENS participants was compared to 7192 US participants...
March 2015: Foot
Elisabeth Smolle, Susanne Scheipl, Andreas Leithner, Roman Radl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: Foot & Ankle International
Vanessa Froehlich, Markus Wuenschel
Hallux varus is defined as a medial deviation of the phalanx at the first metatarsophalangeal joint and can be congenital or acquired. Brachymetatarsia is defined as shortening of the metatarsal bones. A combination of hallux varus and brachymetatarsia is rare. A 15-year-old girl presented to our outpatient clinic complaining of problems with her feet. A distinctive hallux varus was present bilaterally combined with a brachymetatarsia of the first metatarsals. The patient reported discomfort. She was restricted in her activities and had severe psychological strain owing to the deformity...
January 2014: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Barry Rose, Nicholas Bowman, Huw Edwards, Samuel S Rajaratnam, Andrew R Armitage, Andrew D Skyrme
BACKGROUND: We describe using the scarf osteotomy to correct a recurrent hallux valgus deformity and lengthen the shortened first metatarsal in symptomatic iatrogenic first brachymetatarsia. METHODS: Thirty-six lengthening scarf osteotomies were undertaken in 31 patients. Clinical and radiographic measures were taken pre and postoperatively. RESULTS: Mean age at presentation was 53.4 years, and mean followup 3.9 years. The mean lengthening achieved was 4...
March 2014: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Valentina Giuffra, Giuffra Valentina, Raffaella Bianucci, Bianucci Raffaella, Marco Milanese, Eugenia Tognotti, Tognotti Eugenia, Andrea Montella, Montella Andrea, Davide Caramella, Caramella Davide, Gino Fornaciari, Pasquale Bandiera, Bandiera Pasquale
Archaeological excavations carried out in the Medieval village of Geridu (Sardinia) uncovered several burials dating to the late 13th or the first half of 14th century. Among these individuals, the skeleton of an adult female showing a bilateral abnormal shortness of the fourth metatarsal bone was identified. Bilaterality and absence of other skeletal anomalies allow to rule out an acquired aetiology of the disease and to support a diagnosis of congenital brachymetatarsia. Such a rare deformity has a clinical incidence of 0...
April 2014: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Hyong Nyun Kim, June Young Jeon, Quanyu Dong, Hong Kyun Kim, Yong Wook Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2014: Foot & Ankle International
Ankit Desai, Surjit Lidder, Andrew R Armitage, Samuel S Rajaratnam, Andrew D Skyrme
A 16-year-old girl presented with left fourth metatarsal shortening causing significant psychological distress. She underwent lengthening scarf osteotomy held with an Omnitech(®) screw (Biotech International, France) with the addition of two 1 cm cancellous cubes (RTI Biologics, United States). A lengthening zplasty of the extensor tendons and skin were also performed. At 6 weeks the patient was fully weight bearing and at one-year follow up, the patient was satisfied and discharged. A modified technique of lengthening scarf osteotomy is described for congenital brachymatatarsia...
2013: Orthopedic Reviews
C Wingenfeld, D Arbab, M Abbara-Czardybon
Brachymetatarsia can be congenital, idiopathic or secondary and describes an abnormal shortening of a metatarsal bone. The indications for treatment are not only due to cosmesis. The shortening of a ray changes the biomechanics of the foot and can lead to metatarsalgia. A frequent clinical feature is dorsal dislocation of a toe causing painful shoe conflict and disturbed proprioception. There are three main options for operative correction: lengthening osteotomy, interposition of a tricortical bone and gradual lengthening by callus distraction...
January 2013: Der Orthopäde
So-Min Hwang, Jennifer Kim Song, Hui-Taek Kim
BACKGROUND: Brachymetatarsia is a rare clinical entity that presents a challenging problem for surgeons. One-stage lengthening with an autologous bone graft has been preferred for metatarsals that require a limited lengthening. With a gradual lengthening of metatarsals, callus distraction (callotasis) can achieve a greater length gain and a concomitant lengthening of the soft tissue. This article presents results of callotasis for adults with first brachymetatarsia. METHODS: The outcomes of nine cases of first brachymetatarsia in five adult patients who underwent metatarsal lengthening by callotasis between March 1999 and February 2005 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
December 2012: Foot & Ankle International
Michael J C Brown, Thomas F M Yeoman, Sam Roberts, Anand Pillai
UNLABELLED: Brachymetatarsia is an abnormal shortening of a metatarsal. It causes disruption of the normal metatarsal parabola, resulting in metatarsalgia, calluses and dislocation of the digits. Patients often express discontent with the appearance of their feet. Lengthening by distraction osteogenesis and 1-stage intercalary bone grafting procedures are the mainstays of operative treatment. We present a modified 1-stage technique, combining the use of a Chevron osteotomy of the fourth metatarsal with shortening osteotomies of the second and third metatarsals...
December 2012: Foot & Ankle Specialist
David M Scher, Arkady Blyakher, Michael Krantzow
Brachymetatarsia is a congenital or developmental condition that results in a short metatarsal. Problems that arise from this condition can include pain, difficulty with shoe wear, and cosmetic concerns. Multiple techniques have been described that successfully correct the deformity, including both acute and gradual distraction. We describe a modification of the technique of gradual lengthening by way of distraction osteogenesis in which an axial transarticular K-wire is incorporated into a monolateral frame, thereby increasing the stability of the construct and potentially minimizing complications...
September 2010: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
S Guizar-Cuevas, F G Mora-Ríos, L C Mejía-Rohenes, A López-Marmolejo, J Cortés-Gómez
OBJECTIVE: To present 10 cases of congenital brachymetatarsia treated with elongation by means of callotaxis with external minifixators. INTRODUCTION: Brachymetatarsia of one or more of the matatarsals involving one or both extremities is a congenital condition, more frequent in the right foot, with the 4th metatarsal most commonly affected. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From May 2007 to September 2008, 7 patients with congenital brachymetatarsia, ages 8 to 15 years, were operated on...
November 2010: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
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