Season 8 Case 10

Season 8 Oct 18, 2019

History: foot pain

Answer: Jones Fracture + “Pseudo Jones” fracture 

Jones fx = extraarticular fracture of the proximal 5th metatarsal (usually 1-2cm distal to the medial articular surface)

“Pseudo” Jones (probably better called “avulsion” fracture) = INTRAarticular fx that appears to avulse the proximal-lateral corner (where the peroneus brevis inserts).  Also common called a “dancer’s fracture” 


Jones fx:

Avulsion fx:

My go to mental picture is:



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