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Metatarsal facture

S Rammelt, W Schneiders, G Fitze, H Zwipp
Ankle fractures are the most frequent factures of weight-bearing joints in children while fractures of the hindfoot and midfoot are rare. Metatarsal fractures make up the greatest portion of foot fractures in children and mostly heal uneventfully. Generally, the fracture severity increases with increasing age and the fracture patterns in adolescents resemble those in adults but transitional fractures of the distal tibial epiphysis in adolescents between 12 and 14 years of age are an exception. A subtle clinical and radiographic examination is necessary to detect the injury pattern and to discriminate fractures from accessory bones, juvenile avascular necrosis and apophyses...
January 2013: Der Orthopäde
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