About Brachymetatarsia Reconstructive Surgery
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Brachymetatarsia, a condition characterized by an overlying toe on the foot is actually the result of a shortened long bone of the foot (metatarsal). Usually, not seen at birth, the condition may gradually develop with time becoming evident between ages four and fifteen. Often this condition is emotionally traumatic and embarrassing to the individual preventing them from wearing any shoe gear that would expose this condition.
Dr. Lee's patients have enjoyed a wonderful physical transformation with the reconstructive cosmetic surgery for brachymetatarsia. It has been equally gratifying for him to have performed the surgery and watched his patients gain freedom from the “bondage” they suffered for so many years.
Dr. Lee specializes in the Restorative Foot SurgeryTM One-stage Lengthening procedure of the short metatarsal. Gradual lengthening is performed during the operative period. When the patient completes the 2-3 hour surgery the toe is at the full corrected length.
The advantages to his patients are:
When should I address birth defects?
The timing of addressing birth defects depends on the severity of the condition as well as the impact of the deformity on the development of normal physical activities. Some conditions such as Club Feet require immediate attention because of the it will impair normal walking which should begin between 9-15 months of life. Other conditions such as a short long bone of the foot (brachymetatarsia- see photo above) do not impair physical activity and therefore can wait until more maturity. However, conditions of obvious deformity do have a social impact at young ages. So, often, parent will choose to have something corrected sooner than later.
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