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Durham, NH
A 22-year-old male asked:

All my midfoot bones are severely contused on mri and avulsion fracture my proximal navicular even after 8 wks. how much longer to heal? frustrated.

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Dr. Barry Meskin
Podiatry 31 years experience
Bone contusions: Bone contusions can take many months to fully resolve of symptoms. Bone fractures ordinarily take 6 weeks to heal.
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Dr. Barry Meskin
Podiatry 31 years experience
Provided original answer
For the navicular, some people have a symptomatic os (accessory bone) interfering with the posterior tibial tendon tendon also can have tearing). You need to be clear if the symptoms are dorsal or medial or both.
Feb 27, 2015
Last updated Nov 4, 2016


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