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Non-union of 3rd met stress fracture (20 weeks), told surgery needed. Might not be for 3 weeks- any chance it could heal by itself in that time?

Possibly. You may want to ask for a bone stimulator, which can sometimes successfully get delayed unions to heal with out surgery, injectable growth factors considered helpful by some. Make sure you are not smoking, using NSAIDs, or weight bearing on it can all also help. Read more...

I had surgery for 3rd met stress fracture 13 wks ago. Still some pain, redness and swelling. Physio says swelling is pitting- is this bad. What to do?

Followup. "Putting" means when you apply pressure to the area with your finger, when you remove the finger you can still see the indentation there for several seconds. It sometimes suggests accumulated fluid in the area. With a stress fracture, you mostly want to make sure that your activity level is reduced enough to let it heal. If you have concerns, I would address them with your surgeon. . Read more...

Stress fracture on toe+ bursitis since 5 months ago. Using surgical walking shoe. Dr sending me to get mri. What is the worst I can expect? Surgery?

Expect. These are problems that are cared for routinely. Speak to your physician about your concerns. He/she will alleviate your concerns. Read more...
You will know . Better after your mri. Don't put the cart before the horse. Worrying won't do anything for you. Read more...

Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?

Specialist . stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there. Read more...
It's still a fracure. I am of the belief that if you put two pieces of metatarsal in the same room, they will heal. It is the same for stress fractures. There are factors that come into play as to the speed of healing. The one factor that seems to come into play most is compliance with the prescribed fracture care. Only the patient knows if they were being totally focused on following instructions or were a bit lax. Read more...