Metatarsal lengthening by distraction osteogenesis: a report of two cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two cases of lengthening of metatarsals by distraction osteogenesis are reported. One of these cases is an acquired deformity of the first metatarsal; the other is a congenital short fourth metatarsal. By following the principles set forth by Ilizarov, it was possible to lengthen the metatarsal bones and surrounding soft tissues without open lengthening of tendons or secondary bone grafting of the distraction gap. We believe this method is an improvement over previously described methods of metatarsal lengthening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saxby, T; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • November 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 536 - 539

PubMed ID

  • 1478585

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0198-0211

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110079201300909


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States