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5th Metatarsal Fracture Healing Time
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
See doc; get X-ray: It is important that the fracture be diagnosed and evaluated by x-ray. Depending on the location of the fracture as well as the extent of displacement, it will dictate the treatment protocol. Being that it is the 2nd metatarsal and crucial with weight bearing, i suggest you do not delay going to see the doctor. See a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 43yo male and fractured the fifth metatarsal of my left foot 4 weeks ago. Swelling is still massive and xrays yesterday show no signs of healing. Should i still have massive swelling after 4 weeks, and why has it not started to heal
Rest?: First, where is the fracture? Certain 5th metatarsal fractures are notorious for poor healing. Are you walking on it? Was a cast or boot applied. Swelling and lack of healing after 4 weeks isn't alarming, but it it's a sign that you might want to take treatment seriously. Fractures heal best when there isn't constant motion across them. If it isn't healed in 12 weeks, try a bone stimulator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in my 7 week of healing from 2nd and 3rd Metatarsal fracture. I did not require surgery. When will I be able to wear heels again?
Sunday..: From your brief description of the fractures severity, I would say some time soon. ...Read more
How do you fix an nonhealing first metatarsal? Broken for 4 months, fracture wasn't seen in first xrays, CT showed non-healing.
Surgery or bone stim: Surgery or bone stimulation can help heal if symptomatic. It is not considered a non union until 6 months. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a fifth metatarsal stress fracture for possibly 2 years without knowing or seeking treatment? or would the pain be unbearable?
Not likely.: I guess anything is possible, but I would think symptoms would develop as the weeks went by. Typically, swelling and pain would limit your ability to function normally. I have had patients continue with their activity, on a reduced scale, and eventually recover, however, in substantially less than 2 years. ...Read more
What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal? Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.
Varies: with the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the bony cortex and buckles on one side. Another involves the entire circumference or two sides and buckles in in more than one location. There are differing degrees of risk to the growth plate with each with continued mobility. If there is not obvious compromise of the growth plate, treatment can be a short leg walking cast for 3 weeks. Any complications involving the growth plate may require more aggressive treatment including surgical. ...Read more
Injured foot 3 mths ago and just went to dr today. Xray showed fracture healing on 1st metatarsal, dr said it will heal eventually, is this normal?
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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