Base fifth metatarsal fracture

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Inversion injury.

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Male

There is quite marked soft tissue swelling over the lateral malleolar is with an avulsion fracture of the inner margin of the lateral malleolus.



Comminuted intra-articular fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal.

Case Discussion

Base of the fifth metatarsal is a check area on ankle x-rays. 

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Case information

rID: 28955
Published: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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