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A 40-year-old male asked:

3 weeks ago have a non displaced avulsion fracture on the tuberoisty of 5th metatarsal. been off the foot.when can i start gently using it? please!

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Dancer's Fracture.: This sounds like a fracture know as a dancers fracture. With a walking cast boot and guarded ambulation, count on about 6 weeks for the bone to be strong enough to bear weight without the boot. It could take as much as 8 to 12 weeks tor total recovery and thus back to normal activity.

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