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Cuboid Fracture

- See: Longitudinal Stress Injuries of Midtarsal Joint

- Discussion:
- injuries to cuboid may be accompanied by impaction w/ loss of bone stock;

- Associated Injuries:
- navicular tuberosity frx
- Lisfranc fracture
- midfoot/forefoot fractures
- midtarsal injuries

- Radiographs:

- oblique radiograph are used to r/o mid foot injuries;

- Nut Cracker Injury:
- results from a compression of cuboid between the calcaneus and 4th & 5th metatarsals;
- may be assoc with midfoot frx and Lisfranc frx;
- normal foot requires reestablishing the length of lateral column of foot;
- this is accomplished by bone grafting and internal fixation

- Case Example: