Re: surgery or not

What you doctor has discussed with you is considered a standard of care for a Jones fracture, whether it is an orthopediat or podiatrist saying it. As far as your choice of who treats you. Podiatrists are foot specialists. Orthopedists who do general orthopedics have little training in the foot relative to the rest of the body. There are some orthopedists who do specialize in the foot and ankle. There certainly is overlap in this area. In summary, you should be comfortable with whoever treats you, understand it won't be a picnic.
Hope this helps

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on July 19, 2005 at 23:18:45:

In Reply to: surgery or not posted by maureen Monaco on July 19, 2005 at 21:10:22:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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