There are numerous stress fractures about the foot and ankle of which a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon should be aware these include metatarsal tibia calcaneus navicular fibula talus medial malleolus sesamoid cuneiform and cuboid awareness of these fractures is important as the diagnosis is frequently missed and appropriate treatment delayed late identification can be associated with protracted pain and disability and may predispose to non union and therefore necessitate . Open fractures of the foot and ankle sexton se1 author information 1department of surgery lehigh valley hospital vsas orthopaedics 1250 south cedar crest boulevard allentown pa 18103 usa electronic address bbsloane2excitecom open fractures of the lower extremity cover a wide gamut of injuries ranging from the mangled pulseless leg necessitating amputation to the more . Management fractures of the ankle unlike the small stress fractures in that can develop in the feet a fracture in one of the bones of the ankle is often the result of a traumatic injury or impact among athletes stress fractures are common injuries many of which occur about the foot and ankle typically they develop when a specific bone is subjected. Foot and ankle stress fractures make up a large percentage of the overall incidence of stress fractures with the tibia fibula metatarsals mt and calcaneus being more common and the navicular and sesamoid bones being less common although each bone has a slightly different etiology presentation and radiographic tendency stress fractures of the foot and ankle are generally treated with activity modification and protected weight bearing a difficult concept for the highly active patient
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