The method Dr. K uses to lengthen a short toe is a gradual process. The bone is cut and pins are placed in it and attached to an external device that is turned a little bit each day to stretch out the bone. Because you are generating new bone throughout the process, this takes time. How long it takes for you will depend on several factors. However, for most people, the external fixation device is removed after anywhere from eight to 16 weeks.
Are You Interested in Learning More About Surgical Options for Correcting Short Toe?
If you have brachymetatarsia, you might be a candidate for Dr. K's minimally-invasive surgery to lengthen the bone and achieve normal-looking feet. Make an appointment in our Woodland Hills office or schedule a virtual consultation from outside California to find out if we can help you. Call 877-FOOT-911 today to learn about your options.