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

If you had a proximal avulsion fracture of your tarsal navicular, what would happen if you walked on it without immobilization?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
You may have : Pain, swelling etc or you might be perfectly okay....everyone is different. The size of the fracture may matter and he etiology might Matter. Ideally, it should not be walked on.
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Dr. Josef Geldwert
Podiatry 50 years experience
If a true avulsion fracture I would be extra cautious about ambulating without protection. It's important to know whether there is tendinitis or ligamentous damage
Feb 28, 2015
Last updated Feb 28, 2015


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