Avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal styloid (Pseudo-Jones)

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Fall with forced inversion, pain in region of the fifth metatarsal

Patient Data

Age: 40 years

There is an intra-articular avulsion fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal, associated with with adjacent soft tissue swelling. The mid foot alignment is normal. Joint spaces are maintained.

Case Discussion

This  fracture is located too proximal and reaches the articular surface, and is therefore not a Jones fracture.

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Case information

rID: 33982
Published: 1st Feb 2015
Last edited: 18th Sep 2020
Tag: foot
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