Base of 5th metatarsal fracture
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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.
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Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal bone of the right foot.
This kind of fracture is common in football players.
Treatment is conventionally by applying a splint for 3-4 weeks.