Freiberg Disease

  • Etiology: avascular necrosis of subchondral bone of metatarsal heads, associated with repeated trauma and high heels
  • Imaging: mainly second metatarsal head, but could be third or fourth metatarsal head, bilateral in 10%
  • Bone scan: photopenic in acute phase, high uptake in subacute / chronic phase

Radiology Cases of Freiberg Disease