Apophysis of the fifth metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Pain in midfoot lateral/fibular aspect after trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Apophysis of the fifth metatarsal with vertical as well as the parallel orientation.

Case Discussion

A fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal tends to be horizontal or oblique whereas the normal apophysis is along the long axis of the 5th metatarsal bone.

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Case information

rID: 72126
Published: 12th Nov 2019
Last edited: 11th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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