Jones Fracture….Going crazy
I broke my 5th Metatarsal 4 weeks ago while playing basketball.
It was a clean break with no displacement.
My Ortho recommended that I avoid surgery to see if the bone heals on its own and stay on the crutches.
I am very athletic and healthy so I took his recommendation.
After 4 weeks he took another xray and he is seeing very little healing.
I have been taking supplements, staying off the foot and icing.
He is now giving me 2 options….surgery or no surgery with bone stimulator.
I am really torn because I want to get back on my feet ASAP and my foot has no pain so I am still optimistic.
How effective is the bone stimulator and is it too much for me to expect union to occur anytime soon?
Should I not risk non-union and do surgery?
If I opt for surgery can I start bearing weight soon after?
Need to make a decision soon so any help would be much appreciated.