Ray Amputation for Macrodractyly of the Foot: An Effective Treatment in an Environment With Limited Resources
Head of Unit of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns, University Clinics of Kinshasa, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kapay Kibadi, MD, PhD
Head of Unit of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Hand Surgery and Burns, University Clinics of Kinshasa
University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
E-mail: aki[email protected]
Received date: October 01, 2014; Accepted date: November 10, 2014; Published date: November 17, 2014
Citation: Kibadi K (2014) Ray Amputation for Macrodractyly of the Foot: An Effective Treatment in an Environment With Limited Resources. Surgery Curr Res 4:211 doi: 10.4172/2161-1076.1000211
Copyright: © 2014 Kibadi K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Macrodactyly represents a rare congenital anomaly characterized by distal limb overgrowth of all tissue elements. This should be distinguished from secondary digital/limb enlargement that occurs in vascular anomalies or as a result of other syndromes. Macrodactyly is defined by an elargement of all the structures of fingers or toes and characterized by hypertrophy of the bones and surrounding soft tissues in one or more digits. The aim of treatment is to obtain a cosmetic and functional foot. We present four cases of severe toe macrodactyly on which we performed ray amputation. Postoperative cosmetic and functional results were good in four cases. Ray amputation for macrodractyly of the foot is an effective treatment in an environment with limited resources.