A 16-year-old male asked:
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i fractured my 3rd metatarsal in my right foot 14 days ago i have a fibreglass cast on no weight bearing when will it heal?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Fracture: bones heal in approx 6 weeks or so.. be careful and listen to your orthopedist
Answered on Jan 2, 2018
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
4 weeks or so: since you are young, your fracture should heal by then. f/u with your ortho as scheduled otherwise.
Answered on Jan 2, 2018
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