fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal

The proximal 5 metatarsal is the site of a number of fractures and variants which mimic fractures. These include:

The biomechanics of the fractures differ as do their natural history and treatment, therefore an understanding of these entities is important.

Some classifications have also been described for explaining proximal 5 metatarsal fractures, their prognosis, and management options: