Fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal

Last revised by Dr Yahya Baba on 10 Oct 2021

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

The biomechanics of the fractures differ as do their 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 management options:

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Cases and figures

  • 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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