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What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

Not going to work: Tape is not strong enough to do this. See a foot doctor for a recommendation as I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish or what the actual diagnosis is. ...Read more

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I recently found out that i partially dislocated my 4th metatarsal from my cuboid bone, what is the general treatment for this? and how long?

I recently found out that i partially dislocated my 4th metatarsal from my cuboid bone, what is the general treatment for this? and how long?

Unusual : This would be an unusual injury. Goals of treatment would be to stabilize the metatarsal in a non dislocated position. If the dislocation is the result of an injury and is severe enough this may require surgery. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

Talus fracture: If your orthopaedic surgeon is recommending operative treatment of your talus 5 weeks after surgery it is likely that it may be displaced and require realignment. A displaced talus fracture that is not treated will likely result in pain, disability, and progression to arthritis. At 5 weeks after injury it may be difficult to properly align the talus but it can be done. ...Read more

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Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

NO: I don't think it will. Some type of casting, either fiberglass, plaster, or a CAM boot are usually used initially. One type of 5th metatarsal fracture-the Jones fracture-is more prone to not healing. ...Read more

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Is a fractured cuboid bone worse than a type b fib fracture?

Is a fractured cuboid bone worse than a type b fib fracture?

Fracture: Both are not good to have but if pressed to answer most doctors would likely say weber b is worse due to fact that a lot of ligament damage may be present. ...Read more

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I have hallux limitus. One doc recommends midfoot fusion to lower the first metatarsal more than a modified youngswick can. Is this a good idea?

I have hallux limitus. One doc recommends midfoot fusion to lower the first metatarsal more than a modified youngswick can. Is this a good idea?

LAMBRINUDI: Without an exam, I ask myself if an isolated 1st metatarsal/1st cuneiform fusion is better than a whole midfoot fusion. But, if you really need plantarflexion, the Lambrinudi plantarflexory osteotomy may work. It avoids a fusion. It's performed at the 1st metatarsal base. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get a typing job if I suffer from carpal tunnel?

Is it a good idea to get a typing job if I suffer from carpal tunnel?

Not really: If you have CTS and it has not been fixed then getting a typing job is going to make it worse. ...Read more