5th metatarsal fracture and normal apophysis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

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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Case Information

rID: 13196
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Musculoskeletal
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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