Osteochondrosis of the metatarsal bone

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Osteochondrosis of the metatarsal bone

Synonyms: Avascular necrosis of the metatarsal bone | Freiberg disease | Freiberg infraction

A rare bone disease characterized by avascular necrosis of a metatarsal head most commonly involving the second but also the third or fourth metatarsal. Patients may present with pain on weight-bearing swelling and tenderness. Radiological features include widening of the metatarsophalangeal joint space and flattening of the affected metatarsal head at later stages metatarsal head sclerosis cortical thickening and intra-articular loose bodies. The condition can be bilateral in some cases and shows a significant predilection for females in the second or third decade of life.

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