Metatarsal fracture - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Foot trauma. C/o pain involving 5th metatarsal region

Patient Data

Age: about 8 - 10 yrs
Gender: Male

Cortical buckling in 5th metataral neck region.


5th metatarsal fracture is present at the site of pain pointed by patient.

Case Discussion

When radiograph shows cortical buckling for which we are not sure to be a fracture; ultrasound clears any doubt. 

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Case information

rID: 26672
Published: 2nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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