Lengthening of fourth brachymetatarsia by three different surgical techniques.

@article{Lee2009LengtheningOF,
  title={Lengthening of fourth brachymetatarsia by three different surgical techniques.},
  author={Wei-Chen Lee and Je Huyn Yoo and J. Moon},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={1472-7}
}
We carried out a retrospective study to assess the clinical results of lengthening the fourth metatarsal in brachymetatarsia in 153 feet of 106 patients (100 female, six males) using three different surgical techniques. In one group lengthening was performed by one-stage intercalary bone grafting secured by an intramedullary Kirschner-wire (45 feet, 35 patients). In the second group lengthening was obtained gradually using a mini-external fixator after performing an osteotomy with a saw (59… CONTINUE READING