Freiberg disease

Case contributed by Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim Mekhaimar


Right foot pain. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

The 2nd metatarsal head shows flattening, cortical irregularities and subchondral low signal line as well as patchy marrow edema. Minimal effusion of the 2nd tarsometatarsal joint.  

Case Discussion

Freiberg disease, also known as Freiberg infraction, is osteochondrosis of metatarsal heads. It typically affects the 2nd metatarsal head, although the 3rd and 4th may also be affected.

Special thanks to Dr Amr Abd El Fattah.

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Case information

rID: 66302
Published: 15th Feb 2019
Last edited: 8th Jan 2020
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