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Called brachymetatarsia in medical parlance, it is a condition in which one or rarely two of the bones of the front foot are noticeably shorter than the others. It is known as the shortness of any of the 5 scallop bones found in our foot, and is commonly referred to as the 4th. it comes across as brevity in the finger. Brachymetatarsia, that is, shortness of toes, is usually seen on both feet.

This condition is congenital, genetic and occurs due to premature closure of the plaques of the short comb bone in question during growth.

Although patients usually apply to our clinic with aesthetic concerns, complaints of foot pain and gait disorder are very pronounced in this disease. The metatarsal, which is short, the comb bone, cannot touch the ground completely and cannot carry its share of a person’s body weight. Thus, it can lead to painful walks and painful calluses.

Brachymetatarsia is not treated in childhood (between the ages of 0-18). The most correct approach in childhood is the right chosen shoe.

Treatment is possible after bone development is completed. Thanks to our new generation treatment understanding and the surgical technique we apply, the Toe Combs Bone, that is, the Toe short, the finger appears extended as soon as the 1.5-hour operation is over.

Our patient mobilizes immediately, starts walking without help from anyone while in the hospital immediately after the operation. There is no process of using a cast or crutches or a walker. The duration of hospital stay is one night.

For the most part, an escort is not needed. Patients who come to Istanbul from abroad and from outside the city for treatment. they can return to their homes after the day 3. check.

After that, the absence of stitches and dressing offers our patient a comfortable recovery process.

Our patient starts wearing medical shoes as of the day of surgery and continues to use them for 6 weeks. An X-ray check is performed during the 6. week, and our patient begins to use his own shoes. The use of high heels is possible as of the 3. month.

Have a healthy day…

Op. Dr.
Adult and Pediatric Orthopedist MedicalPark Istanbul Hospital



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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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