Apophysis of the proximal 5th metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Foot pain due to recent fall.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male

The apophysis of the proximal 5th metatarsal lies laterally and is oriented longitudinally parallel to the shaft.

Case Discussion

The apophysis at the base of the 5th metatarsal should not be confused with an avulsion fracture.

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Case information

rID: 54130
Published: 23rd Jun 2017
Last edited: 11th Jun 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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