>BONE GROWTH

>Patient came in with one toe shorter than the rest, which has been as such since birth. After taking an x-ray, it was discovered that there was a 12mm gap in length.

Once we determined what was going on, a external fixator was put in to stretch the bone out. This causes new soft bone tissue to form in the gap.
During the final phase of correction, the toe was pinned straight. This allowed us to make the final appearance of the foot and toes to be normal. 
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