Bone-Stretching Foot Surgery Explained


Cristal, 21, has been living with an embarrassing and unsightly foot condition since she was eight years old. The rare deformity usually affects the fourth toe, as in Cristal’s case, and develops when growth plates in the metatarsals prematurely stop growing. After undergoing a specialized surgery, see how a mini-rail fixator allows Cristal to gradually elongate the bones in her toes with a hand-cranked device.