Lateral malleolus and 5th metatarsal fractures

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Rolled ankle. Lateral pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
Undisplaced intra-articular fracture of the 5th metatarsal base. Undisplaced avulsion fracture of the lateral malleolus (Weber A). Associated soft tissue swelling. Joint alignment within normal limits.

Case Discussion

A good example of satisfaction of search, finding one fracture does not exclude the presence of others. 

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