March fracture

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Army recruit with pain in the foot after initial training camp

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Modality: Nuclear medicine

A focus of intense isotope accumulation in the right 3rd metatarsal 

Modality: X-ray

Radiograph performed after nuclear bone scan shows subtle but definite periosteal new bone on the medial 3rd metatarsal neck consistent with a stress reaction

Case Discussion

March or insufficiency fracture of the metatarsal neck
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Case Information

rID: 17125
Case created: 18th Mar 2012
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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