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Metatarsal fractures

Case contributed by Derek Smith
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Inversion and crush injury to foot about a week ago. Has been weight-bearing with pain since then.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Minimally displaced fractures of the second, third and fourth metatarsal necks. No involvement of the adjacent growth plates.

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x-ray

Minimally displaced fractures of the second, third and fourth metatarsal necks. No involvement of the adjacent growth plates.

Case Discussion

Metatarsal neck fractures. These are important review areas in forefoot pain, especially with such a delayed presentation. Managed conservatively.

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