Base of 5th metatarsal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


History of fall and twisted right foot and ankle. No history of any chronic illness. On examination: small swelling and tenderness of the right lateral tarsal bones.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal bone of the right foot.

Case Discussion

This kind of fracture is common in football players.

Treatment is conventionally by applying a splint for 3-4 weeks.

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