Apophysis of the proximal 5th metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Foot pain due to recent trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 13 years.
Gender: Male

The apophysis of the proximal 5th metatarsal lies laterally and is oriented longitudinally parallel to the shaft. There is also fracture at proximal phalanx of 2nd finger. 

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: 62411
Published: 16th Aug 2018
Last edited: 17th Aug 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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