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Freiberg's disease

Friebergs

Definition Osteochondritis of the 2nd metatarsal head

History Initially reported in 1914 by A.H. Freiberg as a series of 6.

Features:

  • Most commonly recognized in the 2nd decade
  • Thought to be secondary to a pressure effect as the second metatarsal is both the longest and the least mobile.
  • Causes a painful synovitis with resultant loss of function.


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