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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Depends

Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable.
The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration

In brief: Depends

Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable.
The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration
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In brief: Fractured met

This really depends on the type of fracture and the patients medical history.
.. for example a healthy, active lightweight person may be given a different treatment than an overweight diabetic patient. Many patients do well in a cast even with a simple metatarsal fracture. I recommend a walking cast boot or a walking fiberglass cast to isolate the area during healing.

In brief: Fractured met

This really depends on the type of fracture and the patients medical history.
.. for example a healthy, active lightweight person may be given a different treatment than an overweight diabetic patient. Many patients do well in a cast even with a simple metatarsal fracture. I recommend a walking cast boot or a walking fiberglass cast to isolate the area during healing.
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the location and severity of the fracture, and initial treatment.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the location and severity of the fracture, and initial treatment.
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