Second metatarsal stress fracture in sport: comparative risk factors between proximal and non-proximal locations.

@article{Chuckpaiwong2007SecondMS,
  title={Second metatarsal stress fracture in sport: comparative risk factors between proximal and non-proximal locations.},
  author={Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong and Chad E. Cook and Ricado Pietrobon and James Albert Nunley},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={510-4}
}
BACKGROUND Stress fractures of the second metatarsal are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. There are two distinct areas in the second metatarsal where stress fractures develop: one proximal (at the base) and the other non-proximal (distal). Diagnosis can be difficult, and there is a difference in prognosis and treatment of the two types of stress fracture. Therefore differentiation of fracture location is warranted. Differences in risk factors and clinical outcomes between… CONTINUE READING

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