Metatarsal fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


Chief complaints: pain and swelling after a heavy object fell on the left foot yesterday. Clinical examination: open wound with edema noted.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Left foot displaced fracture 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones are noted.

Soft tissue swelling is noted.

Case Discussion

These displaced metatarsal fractures mostly need ORIF with plates and screws.

The entrance to the surgical procedure and the technique is according to the orthopedic surgeon and his experience.

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