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Foot FAQ

Question:

Will someone's toe just keep growing and growing if they have macrodactyly?

Answer:

Macrodactyly is a condition where the toe (or toes) on a foot is growing more quickly than the other normally growing toes. A child can be born with it (static) or it can begin growing (progressive). If you have the progressive type, it could grow to be very obviously larger than the other toes, but when you stop growing, the toe should also stop growing, if nothing has been done to fix it surgically. Ellise Natividad, DPM Candidate and Kinna Patel, DPM Candidate. A Literature Review of Pedal Macrodactyly. In The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. May 2010.

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