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Metatarsal Fractures eMedicine

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Description: Fractures in the foot are common, and the metatarsals are among the bones most commonly fractured. The injury may be an acute fracture, which is usually due to dropping of heavy objects on foot, or due to a stress fracture secondary to abnormal repetitive trauma in normal bone. Alternatively, a foot fracture can be an insufficiency fracture due to normal stress on a deficient bone.
Synonyms and related keywords: broken foot, Jones fracture, stress fracture of the foot, marcher's fractures, Lisfranc fracture dislocation, pseudo-Jones fracture, tennis fractures, dancer's fractures, pseudo-Jones fracture, Jones fractures, tennis fracture, dancer's fracture, Lisfranc dislocation, Torg classification, Stewart classification, zonal classification, metatarsal stress fracture, foot stress fracture, marcher's foot
Authors Rajiah & Karthikeyan 2005

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Rajiah & Karthikeyan
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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