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(30.) Salvi AE, Metelli GP: A case of Freiberg's disease in an adult patient.
Freiberg's disease is uncommon and of debated etiology, though trauma is the most common cause of osteonecrosis, particularly in the foot.
One would, therefore, expect the incidence of Freiberg's disease to be unusually high among dancers.
Recent literature has correlated longer second metatarsal length with increased forefoot pathology among dancers, although this correlation did not include Freiberg's disease. (29) Other data to support a relationship between Morton's foot type and Freiberg's disease was not found in our review of the literature.