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5th metatarsal fracture and normal apophysis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Trauma to foot. Pain in mid foot lateral/fibular aspect.

Modality: X-ray

5th metatarsal fracture (lucent line perpendicular to 5th metatarsal bone) and normal apophysis (lucent line along 5th metatarsal bone).

5th metatarsal fracture and normal apophysis.

Case Discussion:

Normal apophysis is along long axis of 5th metatarsal bone. Another lucent line at right angle to long axis of 5th metatarsal bone is undisplaced fracture.

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