Fifth metatarsal tuberosity avulsion fractures: a new surgical technique without metal implant

Background. Lawrence and Botte classified in the 1993 the fractures of 5MTB in a Zone 1 (tuberosity avulsion fracture), Zone 2 (Jones fracture), and Zone 3 (stress diaphyseal fractures). Despite good outcomes with non-operative treatment, displacement, intra-articular involvement, comminution or painful non-union of Zone 1 fracture have been reported to benefit with early open reduction … Continued