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Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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

Metatarsals - 5th, multifragmentary diaphyseal fractures

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Glossary

General considerations

This fracture type is usually associated with severe foot trauma, necessitating more careful reconstruction of the whole metatarsal complex of the foot.

ORIF: plate fixation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Severe displaced 5th metatarsal Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Indications

  • Severely displaced, shortened, and/or malrotated 5th metatarsal
  • In association with metatarsal fractures 1st – 4th
*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

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