1100. Which displaced MT shaft fractures need reduction? What is the treatment? / Management of MT head and neck fractures / Two kinds of base of 5th MT fractures / Injury associated with base of MT #s 1-4

September 19th, 2009
by reuben in ankle / foot

1100. Which displaced MT shaft fractures need reduction? What is the treatment? / Management of MT head and neck fractures / Two kinds of base of 5th MT fractures / Injury associated with base of MT #s 1-4

Confusion reigns over the terminology around 5th MT fractures. Avulsion fracture of the base is the most common and is generally managed conservatively. Jones fractures are transverse fractures 1-2 cm distal to the base and are often managed surgically. Dancer’s fracture is a spiral fracture of the MT neck that is also generally managed surgically.

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