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
Nuclear medicine

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


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
Published: 18th Mar 2012
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2015
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