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FIFTH METATARSAL STRESS FRACTURE

1. Stress fractures of the fifth metatarsal are prone to non-union and re-fracture.

2. Early stress fractures (bony edema only) are typically treated with non–weight bearing immobilization for 6 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of protected weight-bearing.

3. If healing still has not occurred, surgical fixation is appropriate.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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