Any bone in the foot can become fractured. Some of the most commonly fractured bones are the metatarsal bones, especially the 5th metatarsal bone, often resulting in an injury called the Jones Fracture. Often Jones fractures are surgical, especially in athletes. Just as in the ankle, foot fractures may fall into non-displaced, mildly displaced, or displaced. Any fracture greater than 2mm is often displaced and needs surgical intervention. X-rays are necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. Offloading in terms of conservative care includes CAM boots, casts, splints, and surgical options include ORIF to place the two fractured bones back together with pins, screws, and or plates. This hardware can remain in the foot and ankle unless there is pain, at which time it can be taken out.
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