Additional metatarsal bones in Apert's syndrome

P. J. Anderson, P. J. Smith, B. M. Jones, R. D. Hayward

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Apert's syndrome (acrocephalosyndactyly type 1) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by the progressive synostoses of the skull, spine, hands and feet. It is caused by a mutation affecting the fibroblastic growth factor type 2 receptors. While there are many descriptions of the hands in this condition, there are few previous reports concerning the anatomy of the feet. We present a new case with bilateral additional metatarsal bones, a condition we cannot find described in the literature, and discuss previously reported foot abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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