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I have a non- healing( 3.5 months)displaced avulsion fx of 5th metatarsal. Ortho says prob won't heal - live with it???

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Varies

Fractures in that area are often considered "avulsion" fractures.
The foot is injured in a twisting injury and the ligament that inserts into the base of the metatarsal pulls a piece of bone off in the injury. It is not terribly uncommon for those fractures to be displaced and not to heal. If it is not causing symptoms can be "lived with". If it is, surgery can be done to fix.

In brief: Varies

Fractures in that area are often considered "avulsion" fractures.
The foot is injured in a twisting injury and the ligament that inserts into the base of the metatarsal pulls a piece of bone off in the injury. It is not terribly uncommon for those fractures to be displaced and not to heal. If it is not causing symptoms can be "lived with". If it is, surgery can be done to fix.
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Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine

In brief: 5th Metatarsal

How much does it limit your activity? If it bothers you a lot, consider treatment, if not live with it.

In brief: 5th Metatarsal

How much does it limit your activity? If it bothers you a lot, consider treatment, if not live with it.
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