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5th metatarsal fracture

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I fractured my 5th metatarsal 5 wks ago pretty badly (displaced) and have been on an aircats and crutches ever since.
When does bone healing begin and if anyone else has done this, how long before I can walk w/o the crutches and just the aircast?
I have to fly to California for a wedding – is it ok to fly 5 hours?
Are there any vitamins, etc. I can take to aid bone growth?


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    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Literally bone healing tries to start immediately. Whether or not bone callus is evident on x-ray remains to be seen. The person you should ask this question to is the doctor who is treating you for this fracture.

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    9 10

    HI, SAW YOUR MESSAGE, YES, YOU CAN TAKE EXTRA CALICIUM AND VITAMIN D, STAY IN THE SUN AN EXTRA 20 MINUTES SO THE VIT D ABSORBS BETTER. I STARED WALKING IN MY AIR CAST/BOOT AFTER 4 WEEKS. HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL. [email protected]

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