Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal (avulsion)

You have sustained a fracture to the base of the 5th metatarsal of your foot, which is known as an avulsion fracture. Please see the picture below to understand where this injury is. This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to unite (heal) although pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3-6 months.

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Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal (avulsion)

File type: application/pdf Review date: March 2020