The Cause Of Having A Toe Bone Deformity?

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Hello, good morning. R nDok I am an unmarried woman, I have a deficiency in the left toe, right on the ring finger. My ring finger has a size that is small like my little finger, and at that time I had an X-ray, it turned out that the vertebrae on the finger were very small, not the same as the vertebrae in general and it was only the left foot, while my right toe was normal From my family descent, my grandparents, my parents, and my parents, have none of those who have flaws like me. Will it be when I have offspring, Will it have flaws like the parent too? Actually, what causes the deficiency in my ring toe? Is there a growth error while I was in my mother’s womb? Thank you, please answer in as much detail as possible 😊😊

1 Answer:

Hi Vivi, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

The abnormality you have is likely brachymetatarsia, which is a disorder in which one or more metatarsal bones (a type of bone in the leg) are shorter than the other metatarsal bones. This condition can occur on any toes, but is most common in the 4th (ring finger) finger. Brachymetatarsia is more often experienced by women without a clear cause.


Brachymetatarsia can occur because the metatarsals in one finger stop growing (there is an earlier closure of the growth plaque on the metatarsal bone), while the metatarsals in the other fingers are still growing. Brachymetatarsia can occur due to congenital abnormalities (disorders that are acquired from birth), but can also be acquired disorders, for example due to a history of injury or infection to the feet. Sometimes the cause of brachymetatarsia cannot be detected. Several genetic disorders that can cause brachymetatarsia include Aarskog's syndrome, Albright's syndrome, Apert's syndrome.


To find out more clearly the pattern of decline (whether your children will experience the same thing or not), first of all of course it is necessary to know in advance whether your brachymetatarsia is a congenital abnormality or acquired neglect. If it is a congenital abnormality, then further examination should be done to see if there are other disorders in your body (for example, is there a shortening of the fingers, syndromic abnormalities on the face). These disorders should be looked for more clearly because sometimes they are not clearly visible (isolated). In addition, it is necessary to carry out a deeper examination of your father, mother, and other immediate families.


To find out more, it's a good idea to check with an orthopedic specialist. The doctor can perform further examinations as needed to find out more clearly the cause. Your doctor can also perform therapy if indeed the condition causes significant and disturbing symptoms such as balance disorders, walking disorders, pain in the legs, and so on.

So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer

dr. irna cecilia


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