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Bilateral Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Nonunion Treated with Gastrocnemius-Soleus RecessionA Case Report
James Monroe Laborde, MD, MS1
1 Touro Infirmary, 3434 Prytania Street #430, New Orleans, LA 70115. E-mail address: oano@oano.com
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Investigation performed at the Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana



Disclosure: The author did not receive payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. He, or his institution, has had a financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with an entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The author has not had any other relationships, or engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Jul 10;3(3):e68 1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00021
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There are three main types of fractures of the proximal portion of the fifth metatarsal: tuberosity avulsion fracture, diaphyseal fracture, and Jones fracture1,2. Tuberosity avulsion fractures, the most common type, can be effectively treated by wearing a hard-soled shoe1,3. Acute diaphyseal fractures can be treated with six to eight weeks of non-weight-bearing immobilization1.
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