Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Brachymetatarsia and Single-Stage Lengthening: A Case Report

Moyassar Matoog Karami1, Ahmed Taher Sonbul1 and Raheel Shariff2*

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Khaled National Guard Hospital, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Muscloskeletal Center of Excellence, International Medical Center, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Raheel Shariff 

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Brachymetatarsia is a rare deformity of uncertain etiology. It is defined as shortening of a metatarsal bone proximal to the parabolic arch. Different presentations and metatarsal involvements have been described. Many surgical techniques can be performed; however, single-stage lengthening is favored nowadays. We present a unique clinical picture of Brachymetatarsia. Our case has a symptomatic complain along with cosmetic concerns. Radiographs confirmed the diagnosis and surgical management planned accordingly. We describe our successful experience using singlestage lengthening of the third metatarsal bone. After following the patient for 3 months, we did not encounter any complications. We recommend using the single-stage lengthening to avoid risk of infection and better patient’s satisfaction


Karami MM, Sonbul AT, Shariff R. Brachymetatarsia and Single-Stage Lengthening: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2895..

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