Plastic bowing fracture of the 5th metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


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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Case information

rID: 53716
Published: 1st Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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