Fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal

The proximal 5th metatarsal is the site of a number of fractures and variants which mimic fractures. These include:

The biomechanics of the fractures differ as do their natural history and treatment, therefore an understanding of these entities is important.

Some classifications have also been described for explaining proximal 5th metatarsal fractures, their prognosis and to decide management options which includes:

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rID: 7645
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fractures involving the proximal fifth metatarsal

Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: apophysis of 5th metatarsal
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  • Figure 2: fractures of the proximal 5th metatarsal
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  • Case 1: Jones fracture
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  • Case 2: Jones fracture
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