Brachymetatarsia
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Short Toe Surgeon
Short Toe Doctor
Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi is a Fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Khosroabadi completed a three year surgical residency in New York. Since 2008 he's been helping patients from all over US with deformities and illnesses of the foot and ankle. He has always pushed the envelope to come up with new procedures, techniques and devices. He's appeared on multiple national TV programs including the nationally syndicated The Doctors. Read More

What is Brachymetatarsia?

Overview
Brachymetatarsia is a condition in which one of the five long bones of the foot (the metatarsals) is abnormally short, resulting in a shortened toe. This condition usually occurs in both feet (i.e., bilaterally) and in the fourth toe.

Causes
The most common cause of brachymetatarsia is when the growth plate of the bone stops growing too soon. This may be caused from trauma, infection or a genetic predisposition.

Symptoms
During Walking, The weight is normally distributed from the 5th toe to the 4th and so on until it reaches the 1st toe (big toe). The weight and pressure gets distributed and transferred across the ball of the foot evenly. An abnormally short Metatarsal will disrupt this process.

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Brachymetatarsia is also referred to as Short Toe, Short Metatarsal, Small Toe Stubby Toe, Short Fourth Toe, and Short Toe Syndrome.

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