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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Bilateral metatarsal hypoplasia of 4th toe: A case report

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Author Details: Pratishtha Poddar,Yogesh Yadav*

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 114

Article End Page : 115


When one or more of the person’s metatarsal bones are unusually small is known as hypoplastic metatarsal or Brachymetatarsia. Metatarsal are 5 miniature bones which present between the tarsal bones and the phalanges of the foot. This may cause significant pain and the toes appear to be short abnormally. Incidence of brachymetatarsia is one in 2,000 people. Women are affected more. Down’s syndrome and other genetic conditions may also increase the incidence of brachymetatarsia. To treat brachymetatarsia surgeons have two choices-corrective footwear or surgery. In the present case we found shortening of fourth toe of both foot in 45 year old male without any complaints or similar familial incidence.

Keywords: Brachymetatarsia, Metatarsal hypoplasia, Bilateral 4th toe shortening, Short fourth toes, Congenital brachymetatarsia.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-1732.2018.0026