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Category: Forefoot Injuries

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Jones Fracture: Anatomy, Causes & Symptoms You Need to Know

Fractures of the fifth metatarsal are common injuries. Of all the metatarsal long bones in the foot, the fifth metatarsal is fractured the most at 68% (1). Jones fractures make up 17.5% of foot fractures (2).  The name “Jones Fracture” was named after Sir Robert Jones. He was an Orthopedic Surgeon who recognized fracture patterns…

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Plantar Plate Tears- Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Plantar plate tears are a frequently overlooked but painful injury of the foot. Patients may present with sudden foot pain caused by an acute injury to the plantar plate, or a gradual onset of a dull, achy sensation due to gradual damage over time.  These symptoms can significantly impact daily activities and reduce the quality…

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Sesamoid Fractures- Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Sesamoid fractures have a significant impact on a person’s mobility and quality of life. This article delves into what sesamoid breaks are, what causes them, and how to recognize their symptoms.  Readers will gain an understanding of the diagnostic process, encompassing both physical examination and advanced imaging techniques.  The article outlines various treatment strategies, from…

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