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Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Michael Castro, Christina Kabbash

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Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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5th, long oblique diaphyseal fractures

Mechanism of the injury

Spiral or long oblique diaphyseal fractures of the 5th metatarsal typically result from a twisting moment applied to the forefoot.

long oblique diaphyseal fractures of the 5th MT

Imaging

Diagnosis is evident from conventional x-rays in AP, lateral, and oblique views.

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