ND13.8/S92 Fracture of lateral cuneiform

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Aetiology

A fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone is caused by a direct trauma or force to the foot, such as a fall or a sports injury.

Diagnosis

A fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone is typically diagnosed through physical examination, imaging tests such as x-rays, and a CT scan.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone include a sprained ankle, tendonitis, or a stress fracture.

Treatment

Treatment for a fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone typically involves immobilization of the affected foot with a cast or boot, and in some cases, surgical repair may be necessary.

Prognosis

Generally, a fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone is considered a minor injury, and with proper treatment, the prognosis is usually good.

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