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A 45-year-old female asked:

3rd metatarsal stress fracture- 19 weeks boot, crutches. sore, swollen- not healed but exuberant callus. will it heal with boot or try other options?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Don't Move.: One very real cause of the "exuberant callus" is lack of, or less than, adequate stability of the fracture site. The movement must be neutralized and use of bone stimulator considered. When all else fails, surgerize.
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