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Fibrous nonunion fifth metatarsal Jones Fracture options ?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Roger Robinson, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Roger Robinson

    Roger Robinson New Member

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    I had a Jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal playing football.
    Very Minimal Displacement I was advised a shoe, but I brought a boot and asked for crutches.

    I was advised it was nt that bad.
    So after 4 weeks I started driving + cycling again.

    After 6 weeks I was told I had partial union, and went back to boot + crutches for 3 weeks.

    After 10 weeks (now) I've been told I have fibrous non-union.
    Very little pain through out in fact I'd say no pain at all in the last ~3 weeks.

    I've been advised it should be fine, and I should even be able to play football again at some point.
    And this is my aim to be able to play footy again.
    Is playing footy with a fibrous non-union of the 5th metatarsal a possibility ?

    Should I ask for another xray in say 2-3 months ?

    As for operations ie a screw.
    I would not want an operation now, as its the start of the summer.
    I'd rather enjoying spending summer with the kids and cycling.
    If I had to think about surgery it would be over winter ie 3 months away.

    Would the best thing to do be give it a few months try playing footy again and if it breaks ask for a screw this time ?
  2. Roger Robinson

    Roger Robinson New Member

    Would an ultrasound bone simulator help ?
  3. Jeffvc

    Jeffvc New Member

    I would get surgery now, I'm about to have one on Friday and I'll only be out 6 weeks

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