Re: My son fractured his metatarsal

There is a secondary growth center at the base of the 5th metatarsal in children. It would not be the first time this was mistaken for a fracture. I generally x-ray both feet to compare.

I can not tell you much more without examining him. The doctor who sees him can give more information.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 24, 2006 at 23:06:32:

In Reply to: My son fractured his metartasal posted by Amy on February 24, 2006 at 14:47:01:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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