Diagnosis

Subcapital fractures of the metatarsals 2-4

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 Fracture characteristics
 Imaging
Fracture characteristics
Subcapital (metatarsal neck) fractures of the middle metatarsals usually involve 2 or more adjacent rays.

Subcapital (metatarsal neck) fractures of the middle metatarsals usually involve 2 or more adjacent rays.

They are typically the result of torsional stresses applied to the forefoot during weight bearing.


Imaging

Diagnosis is confirmed by x-rays in AP, lateral, and oblique projections.