Season 5 Case 13
History: foot pain/deformity
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Case 13 Answer
Answer: Jones fracture + Avulsion fracture (a little subtle but see below)
I really like the picture above because it summarizes all the fractures in this location. The key is: Does it involve metatarsal-metatarsal joint? If yes, it’s a Jones fracture (green). Avulsive fractures only involve the tarsometatarsal joint (pink)
Sometimes the avulsive fractures have been called “pseudoJones fractures” but even I find that a tad misleading. So I use avulsive and Jones when appropriate.