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Short Second Metatarsal

Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena' started by Admin, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I have a 15 year old male presented with a pain in the second toe from shoe irritation. His mother reports a family history of the 'sticking up 2nd toe'
    The digit felt unstable, was over riding the hallux and obvious signs of a short 2nd metatarsal. He had no pain at the met head or MTP joint.

    I taped his toe into plantar flexion and sent him off for an X ray and usound.

    All soft tissue structures appeared intact in ultrasound.
    X ray showed no bony lesion (no freibergs) although the growth plate had fused in the second met only.

    What treatment options do you think would be suitable for him? His only complaint is that his shoes rub on the 2nd toe.


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