Stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal
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Stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal is the least common fracture type of the proximal 5th metatarsal, with an avulsion fracture being the most common, followed by Jones fracture. Stress fractures typically occur within 1.5 cm of the metadiaphyseal junction, slightly distal to the site of a Jones fracture.
Management of stress fractures is non-operative with functional treatments and early weight-bearing 2.
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