Freiberg's Infarction

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This is a form of avascular necrosis. It is idiopathic (possibly post-traumatic). The process typically affects the second metatarsal head and is unilateral.
 - Click on the image for a larger versionAAP radiograph of the foot. The typical appearance of Freiberg's infarction.

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