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Will It Help Strengthen My Broken Metatarsal If I Have Surgery On It
Follow MD's guidance: Definitely discuss what is activities are safe or not for your particular surgery with your surgeon. In general, most healthy bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Eating healthy and doing your prescribed rehabilitation will help strengthen your healing bone after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a chipped 5th metatarsal in hand and also a broken trapzium according to xray. Will i need surgery over this?
After having surgery in january for broken foot, fifth metatarsal, i still have alot of pain especially when walking alot. Surgery was in january. ?
If i go ahead with this surgery to remove the bone re-growth on the third metatarsal, is there any guarantee it won't re-grow again?
My 5th metatarsal broke, should I have surgery? If so, how long will it take to recover? I broke 5th metatarsal 1week ago. Dr wants swelling to go down first before I have surgery on it. She wants to place 2 pins in bone. Should I have second opinion or d
I : I would say it all depends on the fracture. Most fractures of the 5th metatarsal occur at the base of the bone as a result of an inversion type injury (where you twist your ankle inward). A tendon (peroneus brevis) ataches to the base of the 5th metatarsal, and with such a mechanism of injury, the tendon yanks a piece of bone off the base of the metatarsal. This is actually the single most common foot fracture. Most of the time, the bone is nicely aligned, and only a cast is needed to heal properly. If the bone fragments are displaced, then surgery is necessary to put them back into alignment, and then some sort of internal fixation, like pins or a screw, is used to keep the bone fragments together so they can heal. So if the fracture you have is displaced, surgery is probably the way to go. But if they are not displaced, a simple cast will do it. It's important for patients to have trust in their doctor. If, for any reason, you feel some doubt, by all means, get another opinion. It has always been by feeling that any doctor who gets insulted by their patient requesting a second opinion is not a doctor worth going to in the first place. The whole concept here is about you, and getting better. Egos and especially money shouldn't be playing any role in you getting the best care. Hope this helped. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Displaced 5th metatarsal neck on both feet, dr didn't perform surgery waiting for 6 weeks and if still displaced will perform, is this normal?
I still have a lot of pain after bunion surgery (11 mos) and a repositioning of the first metatarsal. Normal?
Not at all: If you are still having pain 11 months after bunion surgery you need to have further evaluation. Conditions such as nonunion of the bone, osteomyelitis(bone infection), avascular necrosis (avn where the bone has lost vascularization and dies). If your original surgeon is not trying to find the reason for you pain, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?
IF you have no: symptoms , no need remove , they are in tendon sheaths , biggest sesamoid bone is patella. If it is giving pain , unable to walk or wear shoes then only need its removal. If you do not have any symptoms , then no indication to remove , and no harm in waiting ...Read more
I had surgery on my 4th and 5th metatarsal two plates and 19 screws and two incision with 25 staples ihow long do those staples need to stay in it has been 3 weeks since surgery and I am scheduled to get them out oct 16th is this too long I have no pain i
Talk to your doctor: While the soft tissues may appear to have healed, if the deeper tissues were severely traumatized or you have other issues (like diabetes or open injury) the surgeon may have reasons for keeping the staples in. On the other hand if there is skin irritation around the staples (redness, drainage, pus pockets), the doctor needs to know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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