Navicular stress fractures of the foot

Gideon Mann*, Iftach Hetsroni, Naama Constantini, Eran Dolev, Ezequiel Palmanovich, Alex Finsterbush, Eran Keltz, Omer Mei-Dan, Iris Eshed, Niv Marom, Meir Nyska

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The navicular stress fracture presents clinically as deep-located pain, insidious on onset and occurring after physical activity. Diagnosis would be assisted by bone scan and CT, which would usually show a fracture in the sagittal plane involving the dorsal part of the bone. Differential diagnosis may include a bipartite navicular, an accessory navicular, osteochondritis dissecans, avascular necrosis, or Kienboeck's disease. Treatment could be conservative using a weight-bearing or preferably a non-weight-bearing cast for 6 weeks and occasionally surgical intervention. In either treatment protocol, results are often unsatisfactory and the athlete should be advised of this prior to initiating treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642365690
ISBN (Print)9783642365683
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


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