Normal foot (radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts

Presentation

Increase in activity and forefoot pain. ? stress fracture

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Midfoot alignment is maintained on this non-weight bearing study.  No evidence of a metatarsal stress fracture. 

Case Discussion

Important areas to review include midfoot alignment, which is lost in Lisfranc injuries, the metatarsals and navicular for stress fractures, and for an erosive arthropathy, such as in gout.  A structured approach and checklists can be helpful when preparing for exams.

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Case information

rID: 80409
Published: 22nd Jul 2020
Last edited: 25th Jul 2020
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