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Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Michael Castro, Christina Kabbash

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Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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2nd-4th, diaphyseal fractures

Fracture characteristics

Middle metatarsal shaft fractures are rarely isolated. They usually involve two or more metatarsals.

These fractures are typically due to higher energy injury mechanisms, such as motorcycle crashes.

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Imaging

Diagnosis is established with conventional x-rays in AP, lateral, and oblique projections.

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