5th Metatarsal Fracture


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Activity Description

Fractures of the fifth metatarsal are common injuries that must be recognized and treated appropriately to avoid poor clinical outcomes for the patient. The clinician must recognize all injury patterns of the fifth metatarsal and initiate the appropriate treatment plan or referral process to avoid potential complications. This activity describes the evaluation and management of fractures of the fifth metatarsal and illustrates the zones of proximal base fractures and more distal fractures. This activity also examines the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients with these fractures.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of fifth metatarsal fractures.
  • Describe the zones of a proximal base of the fifth metatarsal fracture.
  • Explain the treatment strategies for the different types of fifth metatarsal fractures.
  • Review the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the management of fifth metatarsal fractures.

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  • Name: 'Jones Fracture.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Mark A. Dreyer, DPM, FACFAS
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