Torus fracture of the first metatarsal

Case contributed by Bálint Botz


Sustained a fall. Pain around the medial aspect of the dorsum pedis.

Patient Data

Age: 2

Marked cortical buckling is visible in the medial aspect of the first metatarsal consistent with a torus fracture (see key images). 

Annotated image

Magnified key images of the fracture. 

Case Discussion

Typical presentation (however a relatively uncommon location) of a torus/buckle fracture. 

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