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Why should I elevate my jones fracture in 5th metatarsal and for how long?

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Jones fracture

If you have a true jones fracture, this may take up to 8-10 weeks to heal.
It depends as well on the amount of displacement of the fracture. Elevating your foot really means to not walk on it. It is usually best to operate on it and place a screw into the bone for stability and increased chance of healing.

In brief: Jones fracture

If you have a true jones fracture, this may take up to 8-10 weeks to heal.
It depends as well on the amount of displacement of the fracture. Elevating your foot really means to not walk on it. It is usually best to operate on it and place a screw into the bone for stability and increased chance of healing.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 2-3 days then as nee

Elevation you foot as much as possible (higher than your heart) for the first few days will limit or decrease the amount of swelling associated with the injury.
There after elevation can decrease the pain/throbbing often associated with the fracture while healing it. Jones fractures can take 6-10 weeks to heal and are notorious for not healing and requiring surgery.

In brief: 2-3 days then as nee

Elevation you foot as much as possible (higher than your heart) for the first few days will limit or decrease the amount of swelling associated with the injury.
There after elevation can decrease the pain/throbbing often associated with the fracture while healing it. Jones fractures can take 6-10 weeks to heal and are notorious for not healing and requiring surgery.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jones fracture

Are very difficult to heal.
The reason for elevation is to keep swelling down.

In brief: Jones fracture

Are very difficult to heal.
The reason for elevation is to keep swelling down.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: To reduce swelling

It helps to reduce swelling and therefore pain, unless you have some circulation problems - check with you physician.

In brief: To reduce swelling

It helps to reduce swelling and therefore pain, unless you have some circulation problems - check with you physician.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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