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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 3804642, 3 pages
Case Report

Nutcracker Cuboid Fracture: A Case Report and Review

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM and Jefferson Health, Stratford, NJ, USA
2Department of Podiatric Medicine, Jefferson Health, Stratford, NJ, USA
3Rowan University SOM, Stratford, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Alan Lucerna; moc.liamg@aanrecul

Received 26 November 2017; Accepted 3 January 2018; Published 3 April 2018

Academic Editor: Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2018 Alan Lucerna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Here we report the case of a 20-year-old female restrained driver who presented to the emergency department (ED) after a motor vehicle accident. She sustained an isolated fracture of her left cuboid, consistent with a nutcracker cuboid fracture. A cuboid fracture is considered rare. It is even more uncommon for a cuboid fracture to occur in isolation, without other associated injuries to the foot. We discuss the mechanism, relevant anatomy, diagnosis, and principles of treatment of the nutcracker cuboid fracture.