Greenstick metatarsal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Dropped kettle on foot. Pain around the lateral malleolus.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years old
Gender: Female
X-ray

The frontal and oblique foot radiographs demonstrate a linear lucency projected across the mid-portion of the 3rd metatarsal with preservation of the lateral cortex. This is a greenstick fracture.

Case Discussion

Features here are of a greenstick fracture of the 3rd metatarsal with preservation of the lateral cortex. Note the rather dense and early ossification of the calcaneal apophysis which may be extremely variable in its pattern of ossification.

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Case information

rID: 26813
Case created: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 30th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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