If you had a proximal avulsion fracture of your tarsal navicular, what would happen if you walked on it without immobilization?

You may have . Pain, swelling etc or you might be perfectly okay....everyone is different. The size of the fracture may matter and he etiology might Matter. Ideally, it should not be walked on.

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Avulsion fracture of tarsal navicular has not healed at all after 9 weeks in boot. What are the likely treatments?

Navicular fracture. the standard treatment for navicular fractures is immobilization in cast for an average of 6 weeks. if its didn't heal then most probably it is a displaced fracture. in this case you should consult your orthopedic surgeon as it might need surgery(fixation) Read more...

What does an avulsion fracture right navicular look like in a x-ray?

Avulsion fractures. All avulsion fractures, regardless of their location, have a similar appearance on xray. You will find a fragment of bone broken off and separated from the remainder. The difference is that the break takes place at the insertion of a tendon and is the result of a pull from that muscle. Read more...

Fractured tarsal navicular. Immobilized for 3 months and podiatrist said I can get out of boot now. Still achy down there. This normal?

Fracture. Aching can be normal as you return to activity . Always phase out of the boot as you don't want to over stress a freshly healed area . Continued aching can be a sign that it may not be healed . See your podiatrist if that occurs. Read more...