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Academic Journal of Health Brachymetatarsia of The First Metatarsal [Acad J Health]
Acad J Health. 2023; 1(3): 92-93 | DOI: 10.14744/ajh.2023.57966

Brachymetatarsia of The First Metatarsal

Rasime Pelin Kavak1, Meltem Özdemir1, Nezih Kavak2, Evrim Duman3
1Department of Radiology, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Emergency, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

Brachymetatarsia, also known as hypoplastic metatarsal, is a rare skeletal anomaly characterized by the abnormal shortening of the metatarsal bones. This condition can be congenital, idiopathic, or secondary to surgery, trauma, or other underlying conditions. Radiographic findings typically reveal a shortened and underdeveloped metatarsal. The clinical manifestations of brachymetatarsia can vary significantly, influenced by various factors. The fourth metatarsal is most commonly affected, followed by the first metatarsal.
The current report presents a unique case of congenital unilateral brachymetatarsia with radiographic findings in the first metatarsal of a young adult male. Understanding the anatomical and clinical implications of brachymetatarsia is crucial for radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other medical professionals, as it informs diagnosis, management, and potential surgical interventions.

Keywords: Brachymetatarsia, short toe, deformity, metatarsal bones, skeletal anomaly

Rasime Pelin Kavak, Meltem Özdemir, Nezih Kavak, Evrim Duman. Brachymetatarsia of The First Metatarsal. Acad J Health. 2023; 1(3): 92-93

Corresponding Author: Rasime Pelin Kavak, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English