5th metatarsal Jones fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

History of twisting the right foot yesterday at work. Tenderness and swelling to the dorsum of the right foot.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

A hairline fracture is seen at the base of the right 5th metatarsal bone and soft tissue swelling.

X-ray

A hairline fracture is seen at the base of the right 5th metatarsal bone. 

Case Discussion

Jones fracture is a transverse fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, 1.5 to 3 cm distal to the proximal tuberosity at the metadiaphyseal junction, without distal extension. 

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