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Foot Fracture

Hi,
I have questions about a foot fracture. Is 8 weeks too long to recuperate for a shift of the 5th metatarsal on the foot? Does swelling of the foot mean don’t walk on it yet? I appreciate any feedback, thanks.


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    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    I can’t comment specifically as I have not examined your foot or seen x-rays. I don’t quite know what you mean by a “shift.” If there is adequate bone callus and the fracture union is complete then weight bearing (cautiously at first) can be attempted. There is usually a period of swelling for a time since healing is always ongoing. You doctor who x-rayed you will know best what is right for you.

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