alexa A modified surgical technique for lengthening of a metatarsal using an external fixator.
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Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

Author(s): Scher DM, Blyakher A, Krantzow M

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Abstract 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.
This article was published in HSS J and referenced in Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

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