Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal: Is operative intervention justified? A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of results.

@article{Yates2015JonesFO,
  title={Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal: Is operative intervention justified? A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of results.},
  author={Jeffrey G Yates and I Feeley and Sanskriti Sasikumar and Gurender Rattan and Ailish Hannigan and Eoin Sheehan},
  journal={Foot},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={251-7}
}
BACKGROUND This study assesses the outcomes of surgical vs. conservative management in the treatment of the Jones fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review using four databases from their inception until September 2014 was undertaken. Six studies were found evaluating operative therapy compared to conservative treatment. RESULTS Six relevant studies were included, with a total of 237 patients. Of these, 51% were treated non-operatively, and 49% had surgical intervention. Those in… CONTINUE READING

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