Cuboid stress fracture

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Cuboid stress fracture

Very rare.
Mechanism of stress fracture could be similar to acute ‘Nut cracker” fracture of cuboid  could indicate that mechanism is due to repeated abduction of forefoot on rearfoot  compression of cuboid between calcaneus and bases of 4th and 5th metatarsals.

Clinical features:
Lateral pain in midfoot – located to cuboid. May have history of increased activity levels. Bone scan will show increased uptake in cuboid.

Treatment:
Relative immobilisation (eg strapping, foot orthoses) and activity modification.
If non-responsive or severe  cast immobilisation for 4-6 weeks.

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