Metatarsal fracture (3rd)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


A heavy object fell over the left foot some days ago. Persistent pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Left foot X-ray

There is an oblique fracture of the proximal diaphysis of the third metatarsal bone with minimal comminution and displacement. 

Case Discussion

Foot radiographs are commonly performed in emergency departments. This case illustrates a third metatarsal fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 39227
Case created: 26th Aug 2015
Last edited: 26th Jul 2017
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