Avulsion fractures from the distal border of the navicular bone are relatively common, but normally of little clinical significance. Other fractures are uncommon and have a poor prognosis. Surgical fixation of parasagittal fractures (lag screw) is technically quite difficult, but potentially improves the prognosis for return to work to about 80%. If surgical fixation is not possible, then farriery to raise the heels of the foot may be of benefit.
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