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Freibergs Disease ELFAH

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Description: Freiberg's disease is an "infraction" of the dorsal part of one of the lesser metatarsal heads, usually the second or third. There is a partial collapse of the metatarsal head, with degenerative change in the joint. The lower part of the head, however, is normally well preserved. Freiberg's is a condition of young adults. Some series report about half have a clear history of trauma and others of repeated stress. Stanley (1990), however, found only a weak relationship with trauma, repeated stress and wearing high-heeled shoes, but found the affected metatarsal long in comparison with the adjacent rays in 85% of 31 feet.

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Author/Contact: Barrie et al
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Added: Sun Oct 28 2007
Last Modified: Sun Dec 06 2009