Do you have a short toe? Also known as brachymetatarsia, this condition causes one or more bones in the foot to stop growing too early, while the other toes advance to full length. It’s primarily a genetic disorder, usually noticeable by the time someone is 10 years old. The metatarsal (toe bone) can also be shortened prematurely by an injury or infection. 

Brachymetatarsia usually happens to the fourth toe bone of one foot or both feet. For many people who’ve dealt with the condition for a long time, it’s often painful, as the other toes hold up more weight than usual. So maybe it’s time to resolve decades of short toe issues. Khosroabadi Institute suggests its minimally-invasive brachymetatarsia (short toe) procedure. In just a few weeks, you’ll no longer have a short toe—and no more pain! 

Resolve Decades of Short Toe Issues With Brachymetatarsia Surgery

Don’t let the term “surgery” frighten you. Ankle and foot surgeon Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi—also known as Dr. K.—has years of experience correcting “stubby toe” or short toe syndrome for patients all around the world with great results (more on those in a moment). Khosroabadi Institute’s advanced brachymetatarsia short toe procedure presents you with two options: 

External Fixator

Dr. K. makes a small incision and inserts a bone-stretching device into your short toe—the external fixator—that gradually lengthens the bone a few millimeters at a time. Just as braces slowly straighten teeth with periodic adjustments, you’ll gently turn the device bit by bit over a few weeks during an at-home application until the toe is at the right length.  

During treatment, you can stand and move about with the help of crutches. 

One-Stage Bone Graft Lengthening

Dr. K. often recommends this grafting procedure for more complex cases so the short toe lengthens all at once. He cuts the toe in half and inserts a bone graft between the two segments. After a few weeks, the graft heals and becomes part of the original toe bone, creating the proper length. 

Successful Brachymetatarsia Surgery Testimonials

It’s often helpful to learn how other people finally resolved their short toe problems with the advanced care provided by Dr. K. and his team at Khosroabadi Institute. Here are just a few patients happy to be free of pain.  

“I lived with this condition (brachymetatarsia) for 40 years and it was a thorn in my side—on not only a physical level but also an emotional one. I am happy to say, thanks to Dr. Khosroabadi, this is no longer the case. I personally thank God for Dr. Khosroabadi, for his wonderful skills, dedication, and compassion for his patients which really emanates from him down to his caring staff.” ~ Dorinda H. 

“I had surgery with another doctor for brachymetatarsia. This doctor put in bone grafts in both feet to do the lengthening. This helped one foot, but failed on the other. My sister saw Dr. K. on ‘The Doctors’ and called me—she said I had to see this segment with Dr. K. I was amazed to see the procedure he used to treat this condition. I immediately called Dr. K’s office and made an appointment. There have been problems with lengthening the bone only because of the other doctor’s previous work. But he never gave up, and I finally did get some length to the bone. I wish I had known about Dr. K. in the beginning—he's caring, patient, and wants to do the best for his patients.” ~ R.C. 

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