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Stress Fracture of the First Metatarsal in a Fencer: Typical Appearance on Bone Scan and Pinhole Imaging

Minoves, Montse MD*; Ponce, Ana MD*; Balius, Ramon MD†; Til, Luis MD‡

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31821a2cbf
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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: mminoves@cetir.es.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.