Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

Authors: Michael Castro, Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Christina Kabbash

Metatarsals - Metatarsals, 1st, shaft - transverse or oblique fractures

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Glossary

1st, shaft, transverse or oblique

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
ORIF: lag screw and plate fixation Displaced first metatarsal shaft or multiply displaced metatarsal shafts Some specialized surgical experience Basic equipment only

Special considerations

Compartment syndrome
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v2.0 2017-03-22