Re: Fractured first metatarsal in child

I understand your concerns for your daughter. First of all, medical information found on the internet can be confusing and even sometimes misleading. I would disagree with the statement that this fracture should only be strapped. I think it is most appropriate to immobilize the foot, so healing can occur properly. As far as the plaaster getting loose, that is something that happens with this material. The doctor who put it on needs to be informed. Possibly a cast brace might be an option, which would allow for bathing. This might depend on patient compliance too.

After an appropriate time, your doctor might X ray her foot and see if bone callus and healing are occurring. Whether strapping the foot is indicated or not is a judgement call. These are concerns you should clarify with your doctor.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on January 13, 2003 at 23:08:35:

In Reply to: Fractured first metatarsal in child posted by Louise on January 13, 2003 at 22:28:34:

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