How are proximal avulsion foot fractures treated?

Updated: Sep 23, 2018
  • Author: Robert Silbergleit, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Fractures at the proximal tuberosity are very common and termed pseudo-Jones or tennis fractures (see image below). This avulsion injury usually is associated with a lateral ankle strain and occurs at the attachment of the peroneus brevis tendon. It heals well with a compression dressing and weight bearing as tolerated.

Fractures, foot. Proximal fifth metatarsal avulsio Fractures, foot. Proximal fifth metatarsal avulsion fracture (also termed pseudo-Jones, tennis, or dancer fracture).

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