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Mar 18, 2020

Although the benefit of primary intramedullary (IM) screw fixation of fifth metatarsal Jones fractures in athletes is clear, limited data support its use in conventional patient populations. This study evaluated radiographic and functional outcomes following primary IM screw fixation in a series of Jones fractures to determine if similar excellent outcomes were achievable.

Primary IM screw fixation was a safe, reliable option for all appropriate operative candidates with Jones fractures and may result in similar early weightbearing, osseous healing, and expeditious return to full activities consistently reported in high-level athletes.


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