Hemimetatarsal transfer: A unique solution for postaxial metatarsal duplication

E. Ezra, O. Khermosh, S. Wientroub

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Many operations have been described for the reconstructive treatment of foot congenital anomalies involving multiplication of toes and metatarsi. We describe a surgical procedure designed to solve the problem of postaxial polydactily with complete duplication of metatarsi. We successfully performed hemimetatarsal transposition of the hypoplastic metatarsal bone with its intact metatarso-phalangial joint to the base of the extra metatarsus. We achieved good alignment of the lateral ray with restoration of the metatarsal weight-bearing touch points. Functional and cosmetic results of the procedure were excellent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-221
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


  • Extra toes
  • Hemimetatarsal transfer
  • Metatarsal duplication
  • Postaxial polydactily


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