Re: 5th metatarsel

I have used bone stimulators on patients and find them useful at times. Some times the insurance company will not cover it and the cost is quite high. Whether or not it would be appropriate in your case depends on the viability and position of the fracture. Some non-unions have potential to heal and others do not. Your doctor should be able to determine if a surgery or bone stimulator is best for you.
Good luck

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 11, 2004 at 19:30:05:

In Reply to: 5th metatarsel posted by Kim Tagye on February 11, 2004 at 15:24:40:

This slip-on device is a soft and stretchable Nylon/Lycra® fabric molded with a proprietary gel pad to protect the entire Achilles tendon of the foot by absorbing pressure and friction resulted from rubbing with the surface of the shoe.

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