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How to overcome lateral and inferior of fracture bone

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  1. Unregistered

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    Hi Foot doctor,

    3 months back i met with an accidents results avulsion fracture to 5th metatarsal of right foot. I kept under bandage for 6 weeks later using ancle binder. still my X -ray shows report as ' A secondary ossicle is seen lateral and inferior to 5th metatarsal. I am worried about this. Could you please suggest me is any surgery is required to overcome this or will it set automatically after some time.

    Curiously waiting for your reply.......
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    A fracture of a metatarsal normally heals in about 6 weeks, but you may have had a normally satisfactorily functional fibrous healing as is not at all uncommon even with professionally treated avulsion fractures of the styloid process at the base of the 5th metatarsal. But I have no way of actually knowing that. The real question is whether or not it is causing a problem. See a podiatrist for an evaluation and opinion.
     
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