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Is it possible for a calcaneal grade 4+ stress fracture to heel after 4 weeks of wearing a moon boot?

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Dr. Allen Meglin
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Its possible

It is possible, but is likely to take longer. Time for healing depends upon age, nutrition, movement at fx site, weight of patient, activity level.
Clinical union is the same thing as radiographic union. DO not over use until fully healed. Follow healing by both xray and symptoms. Some calcaneal fractures require internal fixation with screws.

In brief: Its possible

It is possible, but is likely to take longer. Time for healing depends upon age, nutrition, movement at fx site, weight of patient, activity level.
Clinical union is the same thing as radiographic union. DO not over use until fully healed. Follow healing by both xray and symptoms. Some calcaneal fractures require internal fixation with screws.
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