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Base of 5th metatarsal stress fracture

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Sudden worsening of lateral foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Transverse fracture through the proximal shaft of the 5th metatarsal which is slightly distal to the typical site for a Jones fracture with evidence of focal cortical thickening around the site of fracture. The appearance and location are that of a stress fracture. 

Case Discussion

Stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Note how the fracture is slightly distal to the typical site for a Jones fracture and how there is focal cortical thickening indicating pre-existing stress reaction. 

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Case information

rID: 36631
Published: 2nd May 2015
Last edited: 14th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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