Jones fracture

Case contributed by Dr Adam Ramsey


Foot pain following a box falling on the foot in an otherwise asymptomatic patient.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

There is a nondisplaced transverse fracture in the proximal metadiaphysis of the right fifth metatarsal consistent with a Jones fracture.

There is mild swelling of the adjacent soft tissue. Vascular calcifications are seen.

There is a small plantar calcaneal spur noted. No focal blastic or lytic areas are seen.

The visualized joint spaces are normal in width and appearance without dislocation.

Case Discussion

This transverse fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal bone is consistent with Jones fracture.

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Case information

rID: 71659
Published: 16th Oct 2019
Last edited: 16th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Arnot Ogden Medical Center

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