Treatment Strategies for Acute Fractures and Nonunions of the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal

  title={Treatment Strategies for Acute Fractures and Nonunions of the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal},
  author={Gary A. Rosenberg and James J. Sferra},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  • G. Rosenberg, J. Sferra
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
&NA; There are at least three distinct fracture patterns that occur in the proximal fifth metatarsal: tuberosity avulsion fractures, acute Jones fractures, and diaphyseal stress fractures. Each of these fracture patterns has its own mechanism of injury, location, treatment options, and prognosis regarding delayed union and nonunion. Tuberosity avulsion fractures are the most common in this region of the foot. The majority heal with symptomatic care in a hard‐soled shoe. The true Jones fracture… 

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