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Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

Healing time for displaced spiral fracture of 4th & 5th metatarsal?

Fracture: If displaced might need surgical repair. Will take about 6 weeks to heal before you can apply any weight followed by rehab for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Fracture of 5th metatarsal, what to do?

Fracture of 5th metatarsal, what to do?

Need more info...: It depends where the fracture is on the fifth metatarsal and if it is displaced or not. Need more information or an x-Ray. ...Read more

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I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?

I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?

Bone growth possible: Yes. I believe you are speaking of a callus beneath the 3rd metattarsal. Bone re-growth is possible after surgery. An x-ray should be taken to see the orientation of the lengths of mets 2 and 4, with respect to the 3rd. If the 3rd metatarsal is longer than the second, it will bear more weight causinf a callus beneath it. An accommodative orthotic can be fabricate to alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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Fractured 5th metatarsal bone. When can I start skateboarding again?

Fractured 5th metatarsal bone. When can I start skateboarding again?

It depend: Some fracture metatarsal need surgery and some need cast for a while, ask your doctor were are you between those. ...Read more

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3 1/2 weeks ago broke 4th metatarsal nondisplaced. In walking boot. Yesterday walked a lot & today top of foot is sore. Could I have displaced the fractured bone by wearing the walking boot too long?

3 1/2 weeks ago broke 4th metatarsal nondisplaced. In walking boot. Yesterday walked a lot & today top of foot is sore. Could I have displaced the fractured bone by wearing the walking boot too long?

Unlikely based on: time already passed since diagnosis and you were wearing the walking boot. It justs sounds like you are appropriately sore due to the time on it. If it does not improve with some elevation and rest overnight see your physician is symptoms are bothersome but unlikely anything else needs to be done. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago, wearing boot, now sharp shooting pains in Achilles tendon? Very painful.

I broke my foot 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago, wearing boot, now sharp shooting pains in Achilles tendon? Very painful.

Fracture: The best action is to see your treating physician. I find many of my patients using cam walkers - regardless of the extent of instruction - using them incorrectly on follow up visits. This MAY explain your pain - but see your Doc for the help you need . ...Read more

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Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when i walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?

Stress Fracture?: Stress fracture can present as you described. Discuss the results of the scan with your doctor and don't be afraid to look for a second opinion, it always helps. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to see a fracture ot the talus . I fractured my ft. Ankle and tibia and fibula 3 mo ago ankle & top foot still hurt?

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Is it difficult to see a fracture ot the talus .  I fractured my ft. Ankle and tibia and fibula 3 mo ago ankle & top foot still hurt?

Foot pain: Tamar fractures can occasionally be difficult to see, as can other fractures to bones in the foot/ankle. It sounds like you had a lot of fractures - the healing, along with having to change how you bear weight on that foot, may be the cause of your pain. I'd get the opinion of your orthopedic surgeon, as he/she may recommend additional imaging. ...Read more

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I've an Avulsion Frcture of 5th metatarsal 9 days ago ,bruising almost gone,no pain foot can go flat to floor, should I try to walk without my crutch?

I've an Avulsion Frcture of 5th metatarsal 9 days ago ,bruising almost gone,no pain foot can go flat to floor, should I try to walk without my crutch?

No: This fracture is in a spot that can be reinjured easily as the tendon attachment is there. Bone takes 6-8 weeks to mend even though it may not hurt. Follow the advice of your surgeon carefully. ...Read more

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I have predominantly transverse fracture of rt 5th metatarsal happened 2 weeks ago it ok to walk on it?

I have predominantly transverse fracture of rt 5th metatarsal happened 2 weeks ago it ok to walk on it?

No, these R very --: -hard 2 heal. It is unstable & walking on it makes it even more so. Get into C an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval, May need surgery but only by eval & imaging can 1 B sure ...Read more

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Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?

Need Specialist: A stress fracture in the metatarsal usually heals uneventfully and certainly within a 10 week period. You need to see if the fracture is still present. Bone density test?Seeing a specialist is the right way to go. ...Read more

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Subchondral fx of navicular in foot still hasn't healed in 7 wks. Ortho recommended boot another month. Should I get a second opinion?

Subchondral fx of navicular in foot still hasn't healed in 7 wks. Ortho recommended boot another month. Should I get a second opinion?

Second opinions: It is never a bad idea to obtain a 2nd opinion regarding medical care. Complex fractures can take much longer than average to heal, especially in the foot and especially if you are still bearing weight on your foot. New x rays could help with an updated diagnosis also. Smoking delays healing also. ...Read more

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Im nailing 4 tibia fibula fracture&a plaster beneath knee on for 6weeks.What improvement should I expect from xray when plaster.Taken off 2day?Anxious

Fracture care: At 6 wks s/p im nailing of tib/fib with removal of cast, the typical radiography would show bone callus and at least 75% healing across fracture sites. This is usually seen in a healthy patient with no co-morbidities. ...Read more