What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

A tendon injury. Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain.
Avulsion. An avulsion fracture means that a piece of the affected bone has been pulled off, usually by a tendon attached to that bone.

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I have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone - it is very small can I use a boot and weight bear? My body won't let me use crutches

Hard to tell. While a so-called "avulsion fracture" of the cubiod may represent just a small piece of bone pulled from the native cuboid, it's difficult for me to tell without seeing the films to make the call. Have you seen an orthopaedic surgeon? An orthopaedic surgeon would be able to give you a firm answer after evaluating you and reviewing your films. Good luck. Read more...

I have an avulsion fracture of my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot. What will I experience during my treatment?

Depends. Depending on how it is treated you can expect at least immobilazation or possible surgery. Read more...
Treatment . X-ray will be taken. Treatment will be aimed at taken weight off the area in order for the none to heal. Typically a walking cast boot will be utilized. Fracture healing is 6to 8 weeks. Read more...
Avulsion. Treatment is aimed at eliminating weight bearing to allow the fracture to heal. It may even need surgery early or later depending on the severity of the fracture or how healing progresses. See your podiatrist for guidance. Read more...

Ar what point should the inflammation/swelling and pain subside from a cuboid avulsion fracture?

Weeks. It takes a lot of force to create this injury. So six weeks, things should be on the mend. If not, get some reevaluation. Read more...