This is an oblique left foot x-ray of a 13 year old who twisted his foot while skateboarding. What can you see?
Here is the magnified view:[peekaboo_link name=”Answer”]Answer[/peekaboo_link] [peekaboo_content name=”Answer”]
This is an x-ray showing normal unfused apophysis of the 5th metatarsal base as well as a fracture through the base of the 5th metatarsal (There is a subtle transverse lucency through the base of the 5th metatarsal ).
The normal unfused apophysis of the 5th metatarsal base runs along the length of the bone. Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal runs across the bone.
This is the follow up x-ray taken 10 days later:[/peekaboo_content]