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5th metatarsal break


I recently broke the 5th metatarsal in my left foot.
The bone was broken in such an odd way, they did surgery a few days after I broke it.My question is, Do you suppose this will heal properly or can I expect problems the rest of my life with it.
I had to have 5 screws and a plate to repair this bone. Please help!


  1. : i fractured my 5th metatarsal bone 3 weeks ago and i am still in at lot of pain. I can not totally weight bear yet. How long does it usually take. I am anxious to get back to work, but i don’t feel that i can until it is completely healed due to the fact that i am on my feet for the entire eight hours that i work. Please let me know how long it usually takes before someone can totally weight bear with a fractured 5th metatarsal bone. thanks lori

  2. The purpose of the hardware is to hold the bone fragments together so they can heal properly. Since I can not see your X rays, your question would be best answered by your doctor.Good luck