Case Reports and Series| Volume 51, ISSUE 6, P798-800, November 2012

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Low-grade Osteomyelitis of the Fifth Metatarsal with Possible Concomitant Freiberg’s Disease of the Metatarsal Head

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      Freiberg’s disease, metatarsal avascular necrosis, is most often seen in healthy athletic adolescent girls. Presenting symptoms include vague pain, swelling, and loss of motion in the involved metatarsophalangeal joints. Low-grade osteomyelitis often is difficult to identify. In this case report, we present a 14-year-old girl with low-grade osteomyelitis of the fifth metatarsal accompanied by possible Freiberg’s disease in the same metatarsal.

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