March fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Foot pain of 2 months duration with history of prolonged walking

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Malalignment of the 4th metatarsal head yet there is no fracture line detected.

Modality: MRI

Fracture of the 4th metatarsal neck with associated bone marrow edema displaying bright STIR signal in the metatarsal shaft.

Modality: Annotated image

The red circle indicates the site of the fracture.

Case Discussion

March fracture is a type of stress fracture that involves 2nd to 4th metatarsal neck and occurs secondary to repetitive minor trauma.

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Case Information

rID: 49755
Case created: 2nd Dec 2016
Last edited: 3rd Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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