Stress fracture of fifth metatarsal

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx


Inversion trauma. Pain at fifth metatarsal.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Fracture of proximal fifth metatarsal with sclerotic borders, suggestive of a stress fracture.

Case Discussion

The location of this fracture is typical of stress fractures, as opposed to regular fractures of the fifth metatarsal which occur slightly more proximal (Jones fracture) and the avulsion fracture of the apophysis which occurs even more proximal than Jones fractures.

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Case information

rID: 48349
Published: 1st Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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