Distraction Osteogenesis for Brachymetatarsia by Using Internal Device

Reina Kitabata, Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Tomohisa Nagasao, Kazuo Kishi

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Summary: Congenital brachymetatarsia most commonly involves the fourth ray and may be combined with metacarpal shortening. Now, many reports demonstrated the usefulness of distraction osteogenesis for lengthening of the metatarsals by using an external distraction device. In this article, we treated shortening fourth metatarsal by bone lengthening using the internal distraction device. This technique has some advantages over the method of external distraction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1381
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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