Less common stress fractures in the foot.

Meurman KO. Br J Radiol 1981 Jan;54(637):1-7.

In a series of 827 stress fractures in soldiers, 15 were found in the first metatarsal, representing 11% of all stress fractures in the metatarsals. All were in the proximal end of the bone. Eight fractures were found in the fourth and four in the fifth metatarsal. In the cuneiform bones three fractures were found, and one in the talus. One fracture was revealed in the lateral sesamoid of the hallux and one in the peroneal bone. Ten patients had stress fractures in other bones too. The radiological appearance and the corresponding stress mechanisms are discussed.