Other proximal fifth metatarsal fractures exist, although they are not as severe as
a Jones fracture.
Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the
outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.
The fifth metatarsal is the most common metatarsal fractured. The metatarsals are
the most important weight bearing structure in the forefoot. Complex ...
The metatarsal bones are the long bones in the middle of the foot. Each
metatarsal bone has a base, a shaft, a neck and a head. The fifth metatarsal is
the last ...
The fifth metatarsal bone is the most common metatarsal bone to be fractured in
sudden (acute) injury to the foot. It may be broken at various points along its ...
There are 3 distinct fracture patterns that affect the base of the fifth metatarsal.
Unfortunately, the terminology and descriptions of these injuries remain
Jan 26, 2016 ... Given the common nature of fractures to the proximal region of the fifth metatarsal
in athletes as well as non-athletes, this author discusses ...
Apr 21, 2010 ... Fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal are not uncommon as physicians
encounter them in the emergency room and the office setting.
A twisting injury to the ankle and foot may cause a 5th metatarsal avulsion (
pulling off) fracture-- also known as a Dancer's Fracture.
Sep 15, 2007 ... Avulsion fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal tuberosity can usually be
managed with a soft dressing. Proximal fifth metatarsal fractures that ...