Pseudoarthrosis of second metatarsal fracture

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Jessica Zanovello *
Barbara Bertani
Redento Mora
Gabriella Tuvo
Mario Mosconi
Luisella Pedrotti
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Jessica Zanovello |


Metatarsal fractures make up the greatest portion of foot fractures in children. Most of them are treated with closed reduction and non-weightbearing cast immobilization.Usually, these fractures heal uneventfully and delay union and pseudoarthrosis are rare. We report a case of a 10-year-old child with non-union of the second metatarsal following a traumatic fracture, caused by an accident 10 months before, and treated successfully by osteosynthesis with plate and screws. Good clinical outcome was achieved at 2 years follow-up.

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