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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
I have a 5th metatarsal neck displaced fracture. The podiatrist said that it requires no surgery because i also broke my other foot. What are the chances of it healing correctly? When will the swelling go?
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
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?
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
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
Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more
Could a healing fracture of 3rd and 4th metatarsal cause intense pain in those toes? I don't remember injuring the foot to cause this.
Neuroma pain.: There could be a very good chance you have a morton's neuroma. It is a nerve between your 3rd and 4th metatarsals that can cause intense pain to the respected toes. It is worse with tight shoes on and relieved by going without shoes. I was suggest having it looked at by a Podiatrist. Probably not a fracture since there is no obvious trauma. neuromas are a common problem. ...Read more
Have stress fracture 3rd metatarsal- been in a boot 10 weeks, using crutches. Still pain, swelling, x-ray shows only some healing. Need specialist?
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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