Metatarsal stress fracture

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith

Presentation

Foot stood on while at athletics training. Tender laterally. ? Jones fracture

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Oblique lucency through the fourth metatarsal diaphysis. There is surrounding periosteal reaction.

No other fracture or dislocation.

Case Discussion

Further history obtained confirmed some low level pain in this area, exacerbated by his training.

This was felt to represent a stress fracture with an acute injury rather than a healing fracture with callus.

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Case information

rID: 62096
Published: 1st Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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