Jones Fracture

Jones Fracture Description
Jones Fracture's are fractures of the 5th metatarsal which is a bone on the outside of the foot.  Jones fracture refers to a specific area of the 5th metatarsal where fractures commonly occur.  This area of the 5th metatarsal has a poor blood supply, which makes fracture in this area prone to not healing well, or taking a very long time to heal.  Jones fracture's generally occur from twisting injuries to the foot and ankle.  

Jones Fracture Anatomy
Jones Fractures are fractures of the 5th metatarsal which occur in the meta-diaphyseal juntion.  The peroneous brevis and peroneus tertius tendons insert in the base of the 5th metatarsal.  

Jones Fracture Symptoms
Jones Fracture causes pain and swelling in the on the outside of the foot.  

Jones Fracture Treatment 
Jones Fracture s diagnosed based on a detailed history, physical exam and xrays performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, or sports medicine specialist.


Jones Fracture Prevention
Prevention of Jones Fracture

Jones Fracture Risk Factors
Jones Fracture is associated the following sports: Baseball; Basketball; Boxing; Cycling; Dance; Diving; Equestrian Sports; Figure Skating; Football; Golf; Gymnastics; Hockey; RowingRugby; Running; Skiing; Snowboarding; Soccer; Swimming; Tennis; VolleyballWeight Lifting; Wrestling.

Jones Fracture Rehab and Exercise Program
Jones Fracture

Jones Fracture Outcomes
Jones Fracture

Similar injuries that can be confused with Jones Fracture include:

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