fracture (metatarsal)

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Fractures of the metatarsals may result from a direct blow, a severe twisting injury or by repetitive stress.

A metatarsal fracture due to repetitive stress is known as a march fracture.

Treatment for a metatarsal fracture may involve the application of a walking plaster, principally for comfort, which is worn for three weeks.

Fractures of the metatarsal readily unite.

Last reviewed 01/2018