Jones fracture

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa


Pain and swelling after forced adduction of the forefoot.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Extra-articular basal fracture of the 5th metatarsal characteristic for Jones fracture. Incidentally an accessory os peroneum can be observed.

Annotated image

Jones fracture through the proximal metaphyseal–diaphyseal junction of the 5th metatarsal (red arrow).

Os peroneum (green arrow).

Case Discussion

Jones fractures are basal extra-articular fractures of the 5th metatarsal. They are usually caused by the forced adduction of the forefoot.

Basal fractures of the 5th metatarsal can be divided into three zones:

Case contributed by Dr. Francisco Abaeté, M.D., PhD.

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