First metatarsal fracture (MRI)
Foot pain and swelling a few hours after trauma.
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Fracture line is present at the plantar aspect of the first metatarsal base associated with focal bone marrow edema and a T1 hypointense fracture line.
Bone marrow edema also is seen at the hindfoot, midfoot and base of the metatarsal bones.
First metatarsal fractures result from a variety of low and high energy mechanisms and deserves careful evaluation.