Proximal fourth metatarsal injuries in athletes: similarity to proximal fifth metatarsal injury.

@article{Saxena2001ProximalFM,
  title={Proximal fourth metatarsal injuries in athletes: similarity to proximal fifth metatarsal injury.},
  author={Amol Saxena and Tom Krisdakumtorn and Steven Erickson},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={603-8}
}
Proximal fourth metatarsal injuries are rarely reported. We present five case histories in which athletic patients sustained injuries at the shaft-base junction of the fourth metatarsal. Similar to proximal fifth metatarsal injuries, adduction of the forefoot appears to be associated. Our patients returned to their activities in two to eight months. These… CONTINUE READING