Base of 5th metatarsal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

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
X-ray

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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