Stress fracture - metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Right foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Right foot

No fracture, periosteal reaction or malalignment. 

Nuclear medicine

One month later

Asymmetric increased uptake within the lateral midfoot on all three phases. 


One month later

Stress fracture of the fourth metatarsal shaft with periosteal reaction and cortical lucency. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the low sensitivity for early-stage stress injuries and further imaging is warranted in cases of persisting symptoms. 

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Case information

rID: 68213
Published: 19th May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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