Orthopedics > Orthopedic Topics > Regional Orthopaedics > Foot > Freibergs Disease Wheeless

< Previous | Next >

Freibergs Disease Wheeless

Visit Resource Review It Rate It Bookmark It

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/freibergs_disease

Description: - anterior metatarsalgia that involves head of second metatarsal; - occurs during the growth spurt at puberty - most are female; - caused by avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head; - from repetitive stress with microfractures at the junction of the metaphysis and the growth plate - these fractures deprive the epiphysis of adequate circulation; - disease is more common in pts whose 1st metatarsal is shorter than 2nd metatarsal, which increases wt on 2nd metatarsal head; - in adulthood, DJD may develop in MTP joint;

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Wheeless
Institution: Duke
Primary Subject/Category:

Language: English

Submitted by: admin
Hits: 731
Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Sun Dec 06 2009