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Lengthening of the first metatarsal bone. A case of congenital shortening

Amillo S [SP]., Gil-Albarova J., Pampliega T.
Department of Orthopedics, University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Magazine: Acta Orthopaedica

Date: Jun 1, 1991

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology [SP]

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.

CITATION Acta Orthop Scand. 1991 Jun;62(3):295-6

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