Iselin’ Disease - Apophysitis of the Fifth Metatarsal Base: Report of Two Cases

Authors

  • Vilson Ruci Department of Orthopaedics, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital, Tirana
  • Artid Duni Department of Orthopaedics, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital, Tirana
  • Dorina Serani Service of Rheumatology, “Mother Teresa” University Hospital, Tirana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2013.020

Keywords:

Iselin, epiphysitis, apophysitis, adolescent, metatarsal.

Abstract

Iselin’ disease is a benign adolescent growth disturbance of the base of the fifth metatarsal called epiphysitis or apophysitis by others caused by abnormal traction of peroneus brevis tendon. This abnormality is rarely reported in medical literature, probably due to the benign nature and spontaneous healing in almost all cases. The affection should be known to medical specialist like orthopedists, radiologists, physical therapists and pediatricians. The differential diagnosis is made with Jones’ fracture of the fifth metatarsal and os vesalianum which is a congenital anomaly. We present two our cases with their similarities in clinical findings, typical radiologic images and complete relief from symptoms with conservative treatment.

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Published

2013-12-15

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Ruci V, Duni A, Serani D. Iselin’ Disease - Apophysitis of the Fifth Metatarsal Base: Report of Two Cases. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 15 [cited 2021 Apr. 12];1(1):99-101. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2013.020

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