Percutaneous Fixation of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Chapter

Abstract

Fractures of the fifth metatarsal base have garnered a significant amount of attention since Sir Robert Jones’ classic description of his own such fracture suffered while dancing.10 Despite numerous publications on the topic, controversy continues to exist regarding nomenclature, classification, indications for surgery, and optimal surgical technique.

Keywords

Medullary Canal Stainless Steel Screw Orthotic Device Hindfoot Alignment Radiographic Union 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterWake ForestUSA

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