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Fracture 5th metatarsal

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: Some fracture metatarsal need surgery and some need cast for a while, ask your doctor were are you between those.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
It depends: On where the fracture is, how extensive it is, and how it is treated. It might take you 6-8 weeks before you can start riding again. Ask your treatin ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Was it treated, with a cast, a walking boot or surgical repair. Estimate 6-8 weeks.
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Pretty slim: 3 weeks is not long enough to make any sort of assessment. It takes bone 6-8 weeks to heel, at which time, a repeat x-ray will determine how you're h ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
All depends: There is a fracture at the base of this bone known as a jones fracture. Often times these may not heal and one may need surgical intervention. If you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Metatarsal fracture: The swelling is usually due to bleeding from the fracture site and an inflammatory response to the injury.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you do: Depending on your age, more may need done.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Dunner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on your healing ability, the degree of the fracture, your compliance to the treatment by not bearing weight on the foot etc. Consider foll ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
33 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It really depends on where it is broken. If it is broken and non displaced other than the base of the bone...it is normal. He will take further x-rays ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Namen
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Small vessels will burst after injury. Recommend to keep area wrap with ace bandage.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dana Dober
Specializes in Podiatry
Need more info...: It depends where the fracture is on the fifth metatarsal and if it is displaced or not. Need more information or an x-Ray.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Jones fracture: Are very difficult to heal. The reason for elevation is to keep swelling down.

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