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Bilateral Macrodactyly of the Halluces in an Adolescent Girl Corrected with Shortening Osteotomies of the First Metatarsal and the Phalangeal Bones

A Case Report

Kalb, Juan Pedro, MD1; Suarez, David Andrés, MD1; Herrera, Ana Milena, MD, PhD1,a

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.17.00314
Case Reports

Case: A 14-year-old girl presented with painful high-arched feet and unusual, asymptomatic, bilateral macrodactyly of the halluces. After a year of observation, a surgical reduction was performed because of the psychological effect that the abnormality had on the patient. Bilateral shortening osteotomies of the metatarsal and the proximal phalangeal bones were performed. At 2 months after surgery, complete bone healing and alignment had been achieved. At the 5-year follow-up, we noted fully functional big toes, plantigrade feet, bilateral proper toe formula, and extreme patient satisfaction with the cosmetic results.

Conclusion: Dual osteotomies for toe shortening in a patient with bilateral nondysmorphic macrodactyly provided appropriate length reduction and satisfactory aesthetic and functional results.

1Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics (J.P.K.), Epidemiology Unit (A.M.H.), and Clínica del Campestre (J.P.K., D.A.S., and A.M.H.), Medellín, Colombia

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