Jones and pseudo-Jones fractures

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Transverse fracture through the proximal 5th metatarsal , not involving the articular surface in favor of Jones fracture. There is also tiny fracture line transverses the base of the 5th metatarsal bone, reaching the articular surface, consistent with an avulsion fracture also known as pseudo-Jones fracture.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with Jones and pseudo-Jones fractures.
The proximal 5th metatarsal is the site of a number of fractures and variants which mimic fractures.

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