Re: fractured 5th metatarsal

From your description, it sounds like you have what is referred to as a "Jones fracture". Your orthopedist was correct in stating these tak a long time to heal. Some require, lengthy casting, some a bone stimulator, and some require surgery.
The cast may be removed, but probably shopuld be followed up with a removable cast brace. When you get home, see a podiatrist or orthopedist.

Be careful!

Vivian Abrams DPM



Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 16, 2002 at 21:26:26:

In Reply to: fractured 5th metatarsal posted by Matt on June 14, 2002 at 02:52:14:

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