What is a Jones Fracture?

Giridhar Gopal
A Jones Fracture is a fracture of the fifth metatarsal – the little toe – up by the middle of the foot,” Mehta said. “This is a concerning fracture because it is in a ’watershed’ area, meaning when there is a fracture, the blood flow is compromised so there is risk for the fracture not to heal.” Farber added, “This fracture usually occurs in a similar manner as an ankle sprain. As the foot rolls inward and body weight leans over, the fourth metatarsal serves as a breaking point for the fifth metatarsal. When this happens the muscles pull to try and straighten the ankle, which can cause the bone to break due to the forces pulling on one side and the ground pushing on the other.

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