It is true that Jones' Fractures of the 5th metatarsal are extremely difficult to heal on their own. If the fracture is in good position, then immobilization is the first step. If Xrays do not show appreciable bone callus formation (healing) then surgery might be recommended. I have used bone stimulators on patients with this fracture who are not good surgical candidates for one reason or another. It still takes a long time to heal. You need to be patient and follow your doctor's advice and hope for the best.
Vivian Abrams DPM
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on September 06, 2002 at 22:14:34: