Plastic bowing fracture of the 5th metatarsal
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Hacking C, Plastic bowing fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 06 Feb 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-53716
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Minor injury on a trampoline. Lateral mid foot pain.
Age: 14 years
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Lateral bowing of the shaft of the 5th metatarsal. No lucent fracture line evident.
Children's bones are quiet flexible and hence may bend rather than crack.