surgery or not

Hi doctor--i have a jones fx.5th metatarsal bone-from merely twisting my foot while walking. My podiatric surgeon thinks surgery is my best option because of the location of the break(base), and it is a clean break.He says the 6 week casting does not always work--this area has a poor blood supply.I'm scheduled for an open reduction and screw fixation this Friday--seems like my best option.Some of my friends think I should go to an orthopedist, but I thought a podiatric surgeon would be better because this is his area of expertise.I'm very nervous about surgery--does it usually work?
a penny for your thoughts.Maureen

Posted By maureen Monaco on July 19, 2005 at 21:10:22:

Indications: Achilles tendonitis, Acute Achilles paratendonitis, Achillobursitis, Post-operative treatment after Achilles tendon ruptures, Posterior Achilles tendon bursitis.

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