Fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal

The proximal 5th metatarsal is the site of a number of fractures and variants which mimic fractures. These include:

The bio-mechanics of the fractures differ as do the natural history and treatment, therefore an understanding of these entities is important.

Some classifications have also been described for explaining proximal 5th metatarsal fractures, their prognosis and to decide management options which includes:

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rID: 7645
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  • Fractures involving the proximal fifth metatarsal

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    Figure 1: apophysis of 5th metatarsal
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    Figure 2: fractures of the proximal 5th metatarsal
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    Case 1: Jones fracture
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    Case 2: Jones fracture
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    Avulsion fracture
    Case 3: Pseudo-Jones fracture
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