Cuboid can be fractured from direct trauma, twisting injuries or impacting injuries.
Due to compression of cuboid between calcaneus and 4th & 5th metatarsals when the forefoot is everted on rearfoot – often occurs with other midfoot fractures
Can be missed unless get oblique x-ray views. Lateral midfoot will be swollen, painful to palpation and have ecchymosis over skin. Patient unable to weightbear.
Long term complications:
• lateral foot pain from damage to calcaneocuboid and metatarsal-cuboid joints use physical therapy, mobilisation and foot orthoses
• sural nerve entrapment (may be from surgical reduction)