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Displaced 5th metatarsal neck on both feet, dr didn't perform surgery waiting for 6 weeks and if still displaced will perform, is this normal?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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In brief: No

If displaced the best is 2 be aggressive and fix early.
It will not change and suddenly become none displaced. Especially so with both feet involved. 2nd opinion?

In brief: No

If displaced the best is 2 be aggressive and fix early.
It will not change and suddenly become none displaced. Especially so with both feet involved. 2nd opinion?
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really...

It's a bit of a variance on that call.
There is always a risk of doing surgery; however, with a displaced 5th metatarsal neck, there is more of a risk of not fixating it initially because of the location of the fracture as well as the immobilization. Unless there's some contraindication for the patient to undergo surgery because of another medical condition, i don't understand why it wasn't done.

In brief: Not really...

It's a bit of a variance on that call.
There is always a risk of doing surgery; however, with a displaced 5th metatarsal neck, there is more of a risk of not fixating it initially because of the location of the fracture as well as the immobilization. Unless there's some contraindication for the patient to undergo surgery because of another medical condition, i don't understand why it wasn't done.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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In brief: Fix it

If the fracture is displaced, it will likely need to be put back in proper alignment by surgery.

In brief: Fix it

If the fracture is displaced, it will likely need to be put back in proper alignment by surgery.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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In brief: Fracture

As stated , this will not suddenly relocate.
Surgery to relocate the fracture is the best option.

In brief: Fracture

As stated , this will not suddenly relocate.
Surgery to relocate the fracture is the best option.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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