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8 weeks after broken pinky toe

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by sonia_health, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. sonia_health

    sonia_health New Member

    I have a minimally displaced fracture at the base of proximal phalanx of my little toe with slight angulation. I got the fracture by stubbing my toe in the door 8 weeks ago. Basically the fracture was transverse from middle of the bone to the edge towards 4th toe. Got the x-ray the same day confirming the fracture and started buddy taping 2 days later.

    I went for my next appointment with podiatrist 2 weeks ago (6 weeks after the fracture) and the bone in the middle had fused, but there was space between the bone fragments towards the edge with slight angulation. My podiatrist asked me to continue buddy taping for another 4 weeks and come back for another round of x-ray (10 weeks after the fracture) and just mentioned that there maybe a slight chance the bone may not fuse together 100%. 2 weeks to go before my next appointment, I still have this feeling that my bone is not 100% solid (You know the feeling when the bone is broken).

    My question - Are there chances that the bone may not heal even after 10 weeks? Are minimally displaced fractures with slight angulation complicated? If it ends up being a delayed or non union, would I have problem running? Can I do something to help expedite the healing (except eating right. I literally have started checking the calcium and Vit. D percentage in anything I eat.)
    I must admit, I'm a bit scared now.

    Will appreciate some insight.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012

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