Short Toe Deformity Treatment


If one of the five long bones of your foot is abnormally short, then you’ve got Brachymetatarsia, and could benefit from Dr.K’s short toe deformity treatment. Dr. K has performed hundreds of toe lengthening surgeries. This is where Dr. K’s experience is so valuable. He will examine the patient and choose the best method, according to the patient’s condition.

My experience getting correctional surgery for brachymetatarsia has been life changing!
Even though I still have a fixator in place, I already don’t worry about how my toes look and that’s a huge relief…I HAVE TO THANK DR. K FOR EVERYTHING.

C.G., Short Toe Deformity Treatment Recipient

Bone Lengthening For Short Toe: Surgical Treatment Options

If Dr. K decides that a patient is a good candidate for the first type of surgery, he makes a small incision and attaches a bone-stretching device (external fixator) to the short toe bone. Over the next few weeks, the patient gradually and painlessly turns the external fixator (at home) until the toe is gently stretched to the appropriate length.
This works much like braces do when they slowly straighten crooked teeth. This method gives the patient more control of how much he/she can lengthen the bone. During this time period, the patient can stand on their foot with crutches.

If Dr. K decides that the patient is a good candidate for the second type of surgery (one stage bone graft lengthening), he makes a slightly bigger incision, cuts the toe bone in half and places an appropriate size bone graft in between the two halves of the toe bone.

After a few weeks, the bone graft heals and becomes part of the toe bone. This method requires a surgeon, like Dr. K, who is extremely experienced because all the lengthening is done at once and cannot be changed after surgery.

Schedule a consultation here to learn more.