Re: Jones fracture/when to followup with Bone stimuulation?

Dr Abrams,
My second set of Xrays (at the 5th week since my jones fracture)showed there was no bone callus,however my DPM said he did see grey between the fracture and told me that was sign of healing.The swelling seems to be going down a bit and my foot feels a bit "firmer".I asked the DPM about bone stimulation and he told me (as you also suggested)that most insurance companies won't pay for this process until it is shown there is no union after three or four months.I understand that I have to be patient with this injury.That's not a problem.My questions are: (1)should I be more insistent in regard to pursuing bone stimulation before 3 or 4 months,given there is no bone callus?(2)If my foot is not going to have a union by just wearing a boot and keeping my weight off of it,how many weeks will I have to wait until he starts me on the next course(ie surgery?)Thank you very much.

Posted By Jay on July 16, 2003 at 18:15:07:

In Reply to: Jones fracture posted by Jay on July 11, 2003 at 09:16:01:

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