Jones fracture

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

An irregular lucent line is observed traversing through the proximal metaphysis of the 5th metatarsal, approximately 3cm from the tip of the styloid process. 

Case Discussion

Typical example of a Jones fracture, not to be confused with an avulsion fracture of the styloid process (pseudo-Jones fracture) which occurs more proximally. A "Dancer's fracture" has sometimes been used to describe both of these injuries, but is typically the latter. 

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Case information

rID: 35716
Published: 18th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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