[Isolated bilateral medial cuneiform fracture: a case report]

Przegl Lek. 2012;69(9):708-10.
[Article in Polish]


Midfoot bones fractures are usually unisolated and associated with a high-energy trauma. Unfortunately a such fracture it is often missed or delayed in primary diagnosis. Isolated medial cuneiform fracture is a very rare injury. A review of the literature reveals only few cases and none of bilateral.

Case report: We report of undisplaced isolated bilateral medial cuneiform fracture in 26-year-old woman after dancing trauma. Because of unclear physical examination and plain x-rays film, computed tomography was necessary. Early correct diagnosis allowed appropriate conservative treatment with good result.

Conclusions: Cuneiform bones fractures are much more common than previously reported. Computed tomography should be considered even in cases of low energy trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dancing / injuries*
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Rare Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Tarsal Bones / injuries*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed