Metatarsal fracture - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: about 8 - 10 yrs
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cortical buckling in 5th metataral neck region.

Ultrasound

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
Case created: 2nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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