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Table 1 Overview of general data and functional outcome of patients with fractures to the proximal fifth metatarsal bone classified according to L&B

From: Functional outcome of 103 fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal bone

  Conservative Operative
Number of patients 60% (n = 62) 40% (n = 41)
Gender 63% female (n = 39) 59% female (n = 24)
Side 48% left (n = 30) 51% left (n = 21)
Age (median, SD, y) 53 ± 20 42 ± 17
L&B I 16% (n = 10) 7% (n = 3)
L&B II 73% (n = 45) 54% (n = 22)
L&B III 11% (n = 7) 39% (n = 16)
Follow-up (median, min; max, months) 55 (15; 122) 68 (16; 164)