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Listen to our episode on 5th metatarsal fractures as Dr. Steve Behrens gives us an excellent overview! 

Goal of episode: To develop a baseline knowledge on 5th metatarsal fractures.

Dr. Steve Beherns is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with triple fellowship training in orthopedic foot and ankle, trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Behrens earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated summa cum laude. He completed his medical training at Ross University School of Medicine, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency and trauma fellowship at Brown University, one of the busiest trauma centers in the Northeast. 


He then completed a second fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he provided care to recreational and competitive athletes and assisted the medical staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the University of Pittsburgh. Finally, he completed a third fellowship in foot and ankle at OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute with mentorship from leaders in the field at one of the highest-regarded orthopedic practices in the United States.

We cover 5th metatarsal fracture

  • Etiology
  • 5th metatarsal zones
  • Blood supply
  • History of Sir Robert Jones
  • H&P
  • Non-op treatment
  • Operative treatment of Zone 1-3 injuries