Ankle and foot fractures can sideline you from your job or life for 6 to 8 weeks. Our physicians are surgically trained at handling all fractures of the foot and ankle.
Toe and Metatarsal Fractures
Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist. A podiatric foot and ankle surgeon should be seen for proper diagnosis and treatment, even if initial treatment has been received in an emergency room.
5th Metatarsal Fractures
What is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?
Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal, the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.
Signs and Symptoms include:
- Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot
- Difficulty walking
- Bruising may occur
The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect Injuries to the Lisfranc joint most commonly occur in automobile accident victims, military personnel, runners, horseback riders, football players, and participants of other