Jones fracture

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[edit] Discussion of Jones fracture

  • AKA Dancer's fracture.
  • A Jones fracture is a fracture at the base of fifth metatarsal at metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction.
  • A Jones fracture is located 1.5 to 2.0 cm distal to tuberosity of 5th metatarsal
  • Should not be confused with the more common avulsion fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal (pseudo-Jones fracture) as treatment is different.
  • Treatment is with cast and crutches (no weight bearing).

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