Stress fractures in the feet of athletes seldom involve the first metatarsal, with few documented case reports. We report a case of stress fracture in the base of the first metatarsal in a professional fencer with the typical scintigraphic appearance of a fracture line clearly demonstrated by selective pinhole imaging.
From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, CETIR, Centre Mèdic, Barcelona, Spain; †Department of Sports Medicine, Blume Foundation, Foundation–Clinic, Fiatc, Barcelona, Spain; and ‡Department of Sports Medicine, Medical Services of Football Club Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Received for publication January 7, 2011; revision accepted March 13, 2011.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Montse Minoves, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, CETIR, Centre Medic, Londres 6, 08029, Barcelona, Spain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.