Question about surgery for a Jones fracture

I sustained a Jones fracture in mid-March. When I went back for x-rays at week 6 the doctore said he did not see any healing. He gave me a bone stimulator to wear 3 hours/day and told me to come back in 4 weeks, and that if he still did not see any healing he would recommend surgery.

Questions...

I understand that surgery for a Jones fracture involves inserting a screw through the bones. Are there any other surgical options other than inserting a screw?

Also, is a Doctor of Pediatric Medicine (in general) as qualified, or more qualified, than a foot/ankle surgeon (MD) to perform this procedure?

Regards,

DM

Posted By DM on May 06, 2007 at 11:41:26:

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