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Blog posts tagged with 'metatarsal fracture'

What is a stress riser?

How do stress risers affect bone healing and fractures?Stress risers

The image to the right is one of those moments where my wife just shakes her head.  We were driving through northern New Mexico when I pulled over to the side of the road and got out of the car - in the middle of nowhere.  And I took a picture...

5th Metatarsal Fractures – Conservative vs. Surgical Care

When is surgery indicated in 5th metatarsal fractures?

It's been a busy week for metatarsal fractures.  I’ve seen three 5th metatarsal fractures this week. One was a fracture that required open reduction with internal fixation (surgery). One was treated with conservative care. The third case was...

Metatarsal Transfer Lesions | Causes and treatment options

The forefoot is designed to work as a unit. With each step, the multiple bones of the forefoot are intended to distribute load bearing in an equal distribution. In theory, each metatarsal head should carry an equal amount of load. A metatarsal transfer lesion occurs when one metatarsal head carries more than its fair share of load.

How do I treat a metatarsal stress fracture?

What's the best way to treat a metatarsal stress fracture? This article explores the use of a forefoot compression sleeve and walking cast.

Metatarsal Transfer Lesions

Podiatrists discuss a transfer lesion as a complication of bunion surgery. What is a transfer lesion and how is it treated? This article explores the concept of transfer lesions and treatment options.