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Isolated medial cuneiform fracture: a commonly missed fracture
  1. Ali Eraslan1,
  2. Selahattin Ozyurek2,
  3. Bekir Erol3,
  4. Emrah Ercan4
  1. 1Department of Sports Medicine, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Aksaz Military Hospital, Mugla, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
  4. 4Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Selahattin Ozyurek, fsozyurek{at}

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A 42-year-old man was presented to the emergency service with pain and swelling around the right ankle after a motorcycle accident. No significant pathology was identified in the radiographies taken in the emergency service (figure 1). He was diagnosed with ‘soft tissue injury’. He was discharged with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), ice and bandage. He was presented to the orthopaedic clinic 10 days later since his complaints persisted. In the physical examination of the limping patient, tenderness was observed during palpation in the medial tarsal region of the right foot. There was no significant swelling or ecchymosis and sensory-motor examination was normal.

Figure 1

Plain radiographs of the patient's foot.

The MR images revealed an …

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed equally in preparing the manuscript research, review, writing and all of them have approved the final draft of the article.

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