Osteopetrosis with Jones fracture

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Pain to lateral border of foot following injury at park.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Female

The bones are abnormally dense and there is a proximal 5th metatarsal fracture. The location of the fracture is an unusual location for a fracture in a child.

Case Discussion

The key to this case is recognizing that the bone density is abnormal. This is a Jones fracture in a patient with abnormal dense bones - they have osteopetrosis which predisploses them to fractures - hence, the adult-type fracture in a child.

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Case information

rID: 9418
Published: 15th Apr 2010
Last edited: 20th Aug 2018
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