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Broke 5th metatarsal, if it's a displaced broken bone will it be a lot harder to heal?

Broke 5th metatarsal, if it's a displaced broken bone will it be a lot harder to heal?

Depends: Typically, if the break is displaced, you would benefit from surgery. Many of the fractures are amenable to minimally invasive means, so id get it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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How long does it take the 2nd metatarsal bone to heal. Its not broken or fractured. It happen almost 3 months ago & it still hurts alot?

Metatarsalgia.: What happened almost three months ago that causes your foot to hurt? Why would you expect it not to be hurt or fractured? The healing time can vary with the conditions that are causing the pain. Give us just a little more detail. ...Read more

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I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...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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How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the fracture segments is the single most important factor in healing properly and quickly. Some surgeons advocate the use of electrical bone stimulation. Growth factors are not routinely used for primary uncomplicated fractures. ...Read more

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I broke both my feet, 5th metatarsal bone the neck, my right foot being displaced but no surgery, what are my chances of it healing without surgery?

I broke both my feet, 5th metatarsal bone the neck, my right foot being displaced but no surgery, what are my chances of it healing without surgery?

Depends: From the information provided, it will also depend on your age, sex, ability to heal, nutrition status, compliance to instructions (ex. Staying off your feet/cast), smoking, alcohol, etc. Majority of patients will heal fine in 3-4 months time without surgery. Good luck. ...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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How lond does it take for a 5 thetayarsal bone to heal?

How lond does it take for a 5 thetayarsal bone to heal?

6-8 Weeks: Bones in general take about 6-8 weeks to heal. Depending the severity of the fracture, it maybe simply treated with cast immobilization or it may need surgical repair. Either way you should follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more