A patient preseted with pain and swelling in the outer border of the foot.X ray shows the following features.What can be the most possible diagnosis?
A. 5th metatarsal tuberosity
C. Jone’s Fracture
D. March Fracture
Ans:C. Jone’s Fracture.
- This is a fracture at the base of the 5th metatarsal, caused by the pull exerted by the tendon of the peroneus brevis muscle inserted on it.
- Clinically, there is pain, swelling and tenderness at the outer border of the foot, most marked at the base of the 5th metatarsal.
- Diagnosis is easily confirmed on X-ray .
- Treatment is by a below-knee walking plaster cast for 3 weeks.