alexa Brachymetatarsia of the fourth metatarsal, lengthening scarf osteotomy with bone graft.


Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

Author(s): Desai A, Lidder S, R Armitage A, S Rajaratnam S, D Skyrme A

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Abstract 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. This technique allows one stage lengthening through a single incision with graft incorporation by 6 weeks.
This article was published in Orthop Rev (Pavia) and referenced in Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

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