Base of 5th metatarsal fracture (ankle radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Inversion injury. Pain in the right ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 46
Gender: Female


Case Discussion

Base of 5th metatarsal fracture is no an uncommon fracture.  However, it can easily be missed on an ankle radiograph by the unsuspecting reporter.  It must be differentiated from an unfused apophysis.

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Case information

rID: 17099
Published: 16th Mar 2012
Last edited: 10th Jul 2016
Tag: rapids
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