Fractured 5th metatarsel

My 13 year old son fractured his fifth metatarsel
on his left foot playing basketball. He plays a lot
of different sports and is in good physical shape.
They have him wearing a walking cast now and in two
weeks we go for a checkup, including x-rays, to see
how things are progressing. My questions are, how
long is the recovery period, 6-8 weeks? Secondly,
is there anything we can do to speed up the process?
Thirdly, is there any chance that he will heal faster
because of his age?


Posted By AMB on November 12, 2003 at 15:52:52:

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