Foot Fracture Types
Types of foot fractures include:
Foot Fracture Calcaneus
The calcaneus, or heel bone, is the largest bone in the foot. It is usually fractured in a fall. It causes severe heel pain, bruising and inability to bear weight.
This fracture results in a flattening of the normal arch of the foot. It is a serious injury that may require surgery. Many people suffer chronic heel pain after this injury.
Foot Fracture Metatarsal
The metatarsal bones are subject to a great deal of stress, especially during the push-off phase of running or walking.
Types of fractures include:
- Fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal
- Jones fracture:
- Marching fracture:
- A stress fracture of the third metatarsal
Foot Fracture Phalanges
Foot Fracture Talus
A talus fracture causes severe ankle and foot pain, swelling, and inability to bear weight. Fractures of the talus often occur with an ankle dislocation. It often requires surgical repair to repair the alignment of the ankle joint.
Continue to Foot Fracture Anatomy
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