Avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal styloid

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Left foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Left foot

Avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal styloid process, which is minimally displaced and appears to extend to the articular surface. 

Calcaneal spur also is seen.

Case Discussion

Avulsion fractures of the 5th metatarsal styloid should be differentiated from other types of fractures that occur at the base of the 5th metatarsal as well as the normal 5th metatarsal apophysis. 

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Case information

rID: 67913
Published: 1st May 2019
Last edited: 2nd May 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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