Re: jones fracture

Hello Lisa,
I broke my right 5th metatarsal in January 2005. It has taken me three doctors to get one that seemed to be helpful. The other two did not seem to be sure about what to do, one saying to walk on it, and develop scar tissue, the other saying not to walk on it. The third is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in ankles and feet. He has me in a “moon-boot” and I am waiting. The fellow that fitted me with the boot told me that there are two places that you really want to avoid surgery, and they are low back and feet. I am praying and meditating that my foot will heal well on its own.
I am 6’6” tall and really need to have a strong heal for my foot; also I am a sculptor and work on my feet… I am really a bit scared about this injury.

The third doc. Said that sometimes the screw had to be taken out, this was the firs time I ever had any doctor say this. He seems to feel that it is best if it heals on its own, but also said that they can re-break too if not careful.

If there is any helpful information you have for me it would be much appreciated.

Sincerely, Don C Andrade

Posted By Don C Andrade on April 11, 2005 at 15:45:03:

In Reply to: Re: jones fracture posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on March 30, 2005 at 12:08:39:

Malleoloc for lateral ankle instability. Designed to prevent inversion and eversion. Malleoloc does not restrict plantar and dorsiflexion. Excellent for sports use.

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