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
Modality: X-ray

Cortical buckling in 5th metataral neck region.

Modality: 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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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