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Jones Fracture surgery

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by JLD, Jul 3, 2024.

  1. JLD

    JLD New Member

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    I have a Jones fracture that the doctor is not entertaining the idea of surgery at all. I know surgery is “risky” but the doctor said he can’t tell me I’ll be weight bearing at 8 weeks. I have a 4 year old and need to be able to get back to normal routineASAP. am I wrong to want a second opinion?
    It looks as though the break is getting bigger in the xrays
  2. poddoc

    poddoc Guest

    A lot of Jones fractures heel without surgery. Search a medical database for incidence of non union of 5th metatarsal fractures, or incidence of non union of Jones fractures. You did not mention how long ago the fracture was, or whether pain was gradually getting better. You also did not mention if you have the physical strength to use crutches to stay non weight bearing for the initial weeks post fracture. Injuries to caretakers of 4 year olds are tough. It is really hard to predict what is the best way to treat your particular injury. If you get enough second opinions I'm sure you will find a doctor who will say that you should have surgery. The question is which doctor is right. We don't know.
  3. JLD

    JLD New Member

    All great points! I do believe I would be comfortable with just one second opinion. My doctor was “assigned” due to this being an “urgent care” situation and so I just feel this is not a doctor I would choose. That’s my fault for not checking. I just worry about asking for a second opinion within the same organization, but there is only one option in my area.
    The break occurred middle of June and pain is not bad which is making it difficult to stay off it.
    I can use crutches but cannot drive and I am the primary caretaker for my little one who is in school.
    If I’m being honest I want surgery because from the research I’ve done it seems I’ll be back on my feet faster which is what I need. But of course this is research online and that’s why I want a second opinion from a doctor who will even let me SAY the word “surgery” without dismissing me.
    Anyways, thank you for your insight!

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