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First metatarsal fracture (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Foot pain and swelling a few hours after trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

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.

Case Discussion

First metatarsal fractures result from a variety of low and high energy mechanisms and deserves careful evaluation.

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Case information

rID: 64030
Published: 2nd Nov 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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