Plastic bowing fracture of the 5th metatarsal

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Minor injury on a trampoline. Lateral mid foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

Lateral bowing of the shaft of the 5th metatarsal. No lucent fracture line evident.

Case Discussion

Children's bones are quiet flexible and hence may bend rather than crack.

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