A 31-year-old member asked:
are fiberglass type casts required if you have a stress fracture?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Some time: To unload that bone from the stress you apply on it.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Going to doctor soon.Been in boot 4weeks for stress fracture, 2metatarsal.It hasnt healed much.Do u think they may cast it or what? Idk what to expect.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: A stress fracture occurs when the stresses that are placed on the bone overcome the bones ability to remodel after injury. The treatment is really based upon the level of activity that created it and the degree of discomfort associated with it. It can vary from simply cutting activities back somewhat, to a cast and crutches. Thank you for the question.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2012
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