Fractures of the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal
Huseyin YORGANCIGIL, Remzi A OZERDEMOGLU
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Suleyman Demirel University Medical School Isparta, Turkey
Keywords: Fifth Metatarsal-Fracture.
Twenty four patients with fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal were reviewed. In contrast with the literature most of our patients were female with a high average age. The pain persisted in 3 of 13 tuberosity avulsion fractures, 2 of 6 metaphyseal fractures and in 1 of 5 proximal diaphyseal fractures in the follow up period. All of these patients had come to us so late after the trauma or did not cooperate in our treatment regimen.