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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Cast or boot & rest
Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery.
There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot.

In brief: Cast or boot & rest
Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery.
There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Metatarsal Fracture
Depending on the type of fracture, the mechanism of injury and the stability of the fracture treatment will vary.
Some respond to being allowed to ambulate in a surgical shoe or boot (stress fractures), casting (non displaced fractures) and others require surgery to stabilize them. The latter two requiring 4-6 weeks of non-weightbearing.

In brief: Metatarsal Fracture
Depending on the type of fracture, the mechanism of injury and the stability of the fracture treatment will vary.
Some respond to being allowed to ambulate in a surgical shoe or boot (stress fractures), casting (non displaced fractures) and others require surgery to stabilize them. The latter two requiring 4-6 weeks of non-weightbearing.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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