Pseudoarthrosis of second metatarsal fracture


Submitted: 17 July 2018
Accepted: 6 August 2018
Published: 19 October 2018
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  • Jessica Zanovello Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Barbara Bertani Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Redento Mora Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Gabriella Tuvo Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Mario Mosconi Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
  • Luisella Pedrotti Clinical Surgical Department, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Locomotor System Diseases Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

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.


Zanovello, J., Bertani, B., Mora, R., Tuvo, G., Mosconi, M., & Pedrotti, L. (2018). Pseudoarthrosis of second metatarsal fracture. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 40(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2018.205

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