Apophysis of the fifth metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Pain in midfoot lateral aspect after trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

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

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