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Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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

Metatarsals - 5th, base, metaphyseal avulsion fractures, Nonoperative

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1 General considerations top

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This fracture occurs proximal to the insertion of the peroneus brevis on the base of the fifth MT or within the very proximal aspect of the insertion.

2 Nonoperative treatment top

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Weight bearing as tolerated in a flat, rigid sole shoe. Rest, ice, elevation and compression for pain and swelling. Low impact activity is allowed until tenderness resolves.

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