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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Fifth Metatarsal Oblique Fracture

The above fifth metatarsal fracture is common in my practice. With the small displacement, our surgeon did not feel it needed surgery so the patient was placed in a removable boot to protect and create a pain free environment. The boot is for 3 months, and I will also check the insurance for approval of a bone stimulator to help with healing. 

1 comment:

  1. ..instead of a boot.is there a way to tape it to stabilize it? i have this # and was told I didnt need a cast..I have velcro and hard sponge boot that was from a right foot surgery..its pretty generic and works ok with the left foot but I also have unstetchable professional sport tape from my physio, can I use this instead of the boot?

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.