Jones Fracture....Going crazy

Hello...I broke my 5th Metatarsal 4 weeks ago while playing basketball. It was a clean break with no displacement. My Ortho recommended that I avoid surgery to see if the bone heals on its own and stay on the crutches. I am very athletic and healthy so I took his recommendation. After 4 weeks he took another xray and he is seeing very little healing. I have been taking supplements, staying off the foot and icing. He is now giving me 2 options....surgery or no surgery with bone stimulator. I am really torn because I want to get back on my feet ASAP and my foot has no pain so I am still optimistic. How effective is the bone stimulator and is it too much for me to expect union to occur anytime soon? Should I not risk non-union and do surgery? If I opt for surgery can I start bearing weight soon after? Need to make a decision soon so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Posted By Dan Janusz on March 11, 2006 at 00:39:17:

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