5th metatarsal fracture

July 22 I broke the 5th metatarsal bone. I walked on it for two weeks before I went to a Dr. It is not a Jones fracture, the displaced fracture is about midbone. I was put in a walking cast and told I could take it off at night. I wasn't told NOT to walk on it so I have walked on the cast since the beginning ( have used a crutch). I have had it on for 6 weeks. My x-rays this morning showed minimal healing. I am to wear the cast for another 4 weeks and then come back for more x-rays. I asked if I could still walk on the cast and was told I could. I am a 63 year old female and am wondering what my chances are that this break will heal on it's own. I might add, the bones did seem to be more in alignment than they were when they were first x-rayed.

Posted By Marlene Watts on September 17, 2002 at 18:50:55:

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