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Freiberg disease

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Forefoot pain from 4 months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

T1W low signal and PD fat suppressed high signal geographic line delineating a fragment of avascular necrosis in the head of the first metatarsal, associated with joint effusion and capsular distention along with the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

Case Discussion

MR images revealed edema in the head of first metatarsal - consistent with Freiberg avascular necrosis.

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Case information

rID: 65786
Published: 27th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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