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Congenital Short Metatarsals

USC Orthopaedic Surgery / Conditions / Congenital Short Metatarsals

Congenital short metatarsals are a hereditary condition in which one or more toes is unusually short. It is caused by early closure of the growth plate. In extreme cases, it can cause problems with walking.

What are the signs and symptoms of congenital short metatarsals?

  • One or more toes is shorter than the others
  • Pain in the toes


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