Apophysis of the proximal 5th metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad



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: 64313
Published: 16th Nov 2018
Last edited: 1st Mar 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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