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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, multifragmentary diaphyseal fractures

Mechanism of the injury and clinical signs

A long multifragmentary diaphyseal fracture of the 5th metatarsal usually results from high energy torsional injury.
There is usually swelling and bony tenderness over the lateral border of the forefoot.

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Imaging

Diagnosis is confirmed by AP, lateral and oblique x-rays.

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