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moon boots for fractured metatarsal

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I would start with : Two weeks and reevaluate.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
No specific time: Need x-rays to determine the healing of bone but an average would be 6-8 weeks
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
This is a statement-: -but i assume you wonder why so long. This is the nature of stress fractures in the foot. Even with a " moon boot" you are still weight bearing, so th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try looking online: Years ago, listings were available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schroeder
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamin D may help: You should start vitamin d supplementation and/or have your levels measured since this hormone and vitamin k are critical for bone healing . 25 hydrox ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
6 to 8 weeks: For a healthy individual, bone normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal. Delayed healing can occur in some instances. In the 5th metatarsal, a fracture know ... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
The swelling should: be improving, it is important to be icing the foot even though you use a cam walker…when not in cam walker ice, also elevate above heart level, perfor ... Read More
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Best bet: is to ask your Orthopedic specialist as to how often you may walk and if you can walk without crutches/cane for support. CERTAINLY you should NOT CARR ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
So it would depend : Where along the fifth metatarsal the fracture is and how bad of a fracture. Most metatarsal fractures do well with a walking boot if not badly displac ... Read More

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