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Category: Middle of Foot Injuries

INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Non-displaced Cuboid Fractures Treatment: What to Expect

A cuboid fracture that is non-displaced means that the fracture fragments, although broken, are not shifted and are in proper alignment. Nondisplaced cuboid fractures can occur due to repetitive stress on the foot and direct trauma to the foot. Cuboid crush injuries are known as “Nutcracker fractures”.  Non-displaced cuboid fractures are treated differently from displaced…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Diagnosis of Cuboid Fractures- What Tests Are Needed?

Diagnosing cuboid fractures can be difficult. This is because many of the symptoms that people experience after undergoing a cuboid fracture can be similar to other midfoot fractures in the foot. It’s important to accurately diagnose a cuboid fracture. This will ensure that the fracture will be treated appropriately and thus will ensure a faster…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Understanding Cuboid Fractures: Anatomy, Causes and Symptoms

Cuboid fractures of the foot, although uncommon, can cause significant pain and deformity if not treated. In this article, we’ll discuss the anatomy, causes, and symptoms of cuboid fractures.  Cuboid Anatomy The cuboid bone is a “wedge-shaped” bone on the lateral aspect (outside portion) of the midfoot. It makes up one of the tarsal bones…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Navicular Fractures- What You Need to Know

The navicular bone is a “boat-shaped” bone that is located in the midfoot. Navicular fractures are rare. Acute navicular fractures can occur during high-impact activities. Navicular stress fractures can also be seen in the foot due to repetitive activity. Navicular stress fractures represent 25% of all stress fractures.  When you sustain a navicular fracture, it’s…

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INJURIES Middle of Foot Injuries

Cuboid Fractures of the Foot- A Helpful Guide

Anatomy of the Cuboid Bone The cuboid is a “cubical-shaped bone” on the outside portion of the midfoot. The cuboid is located between the calcaneus (heel bone) and the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones.  Although the cuboid bone is not a direct weight-bearing bone, its function is very important because it helps provide stability to…

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