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How does an avulsion fracture to the fifth metatarsal occur?

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An avulsion fracture of the fifth metatarsal occurs where a tendon attaches to the bone at this point (the peroneus brevis tendon). When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon pulls off a tiny fragment of bone. These fractures are usually not badly
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This is a medical procedure. The phlange has to be realigned, the muscle and connective tissue has to be reconnected, the blood vessels have to be stitched back together and the nerves
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Symptoms A health care provider will perform a physical exam and discuss your symptoms with you, which often involve pain, tenderness and swelling. The injured area often becomes
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The boot just keeps her foot immobilized so she can't re-break it while it's healing. I'd keep it on until she sees the Orthopedist at least. He may recommend a different treatment.
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