Management of trauma to the fifth metatarsal bone.


The fifth metatarsal bone is a complex kinesiologic entity. It serves as the attachment of several soft tissue structures, and undergoes a distinctive range of motion. The lateral pedal location predisposes this bone to various reactive forces, and subsequent pathologic conditions. Anatomic and biomechanical review, with classification of fifth metatarsal injuries, and treatment recommendations, are discussed in the following manuscript.

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@article{Reinherz1989ManagementOT, title={Management of trauma to the fifth metatarsal bone.}, author={Richard P Reinherz and Carolyn A Sink and Monte Westerfield}, journal={The Journal of foot surgery}, year={1989}, volume={28 4}, pages={301-7} }