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A 42-year-old female asked:

i had a porous tendon repaired 4 moths ago went back to work now i have a stress fracture of the met 5th bone how do i get this to heal any faster ?

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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
Casting/Cam Walker: Stress fracture, just like any other fracture requires immobilization. I would ask your treating doctor for either non weight bearing case or a cam walker. Also a bone stimulator might help. Again ask your treating doctor for any or all of these options and they can help.
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
Podiatry 25 years experience
See note: Increased healing time can improved with a bone stimulator prescribed by your doctor or immobilization in a fracture boot which i assume you have been placed in already. Consider stem cell injections if your surgeon is actively performing bone marrow aspiration injections or plasma rich protein autologous hemocyte injections. Both have been proven to be successful in minimally invasive treatme.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You can't : Make bones heal faster. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for bone to heal.

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