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  • Stress or fatigue fracture of metatarsal II and III.
  • Caused by walking in those unaccustomed to it or to army recruits who do a lot of walking.
  • It is not caused by trauma
 
  • History: Sudden onset of pain involving the toes and foot, especially if there has been a change of occupation involving walking.
  • Inspection:- Swollen foot.
  • Palpation:
  • X-ray: Linear crack in the 2nd or 3rd metatarsals, or callus formation if the fracture had been missed previously.
 
  • Reduction.
  • Below the knee plaster for 3 weeks or
  • Elastic bandage with restricted walking.

 


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