A member asked:

In peru poor treatment ext malleolus + prox 3rd metatarsal fracs 6m ago screw in malleolus @4m removed @10wk due to reaction ultra shows mature callus in both but not complete union pain in metatarsal doing slight walking advice for wt bearing etc?

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Dr. Thomas Graziano answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Delayed union: In all likelihood based on your time frame post fracture you have a delayed union of your metatarsal. The fact that you have bone callus demonstrated on X-ray is a good sign as it is attempting to heal. You should be immobilized in a fracture shoe and have serial X-rays taken every 2-3 weeks to assess your progress. If no improvement 10-12 months (non union) and bone stim might be considered.

Answered 7/24/2017



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