Question by  jeffspracklensbcglobalnet (12)

What is a Jones fracture?

My daughter has what is called a Jones Fracture or a dancers fracture.


Answer by  TMATM (499)

Its a fracture of the base bone (bone attaching directly to the foot) of the small toe. It usually happens during a bad ankle sprain. It's common in dancer because dancing shoes are designed to look good, but don't usually provide good support for the foot. Its named after a Dr Jones who sustained this injury while dancing in 1902.


Answer by  gmedich (93)

A Jone's fracture is a break in the bone at the base of the fifth metetarsal [the outside most bone toward the middle of the foot]where the peroneous brevis tendon inserts.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

A Jones fracture is usually a minor broken bone in the fifth metatarsal otherwise known as the small or pinky toe.


Answer by  drameshphysio (24)

Fracture is the structural discontinutiy of the bone otherwise itis called as the anatomical discontinnuty of the bone. There is no nme called joint fractur, it may be intra articular fracture. The dance fracture is nothing but due to the continious stress over the particular area of the bone especially at the end range of the joint motion.

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