I have fracture in 5th metatarsal bone in my right foot. Do I need to go for surgery?
Hi, I am 33 and have fracture in 5th metatarsal bone in my right foot. I have attached the recent xray image. its been 4 weeks since fracture but n major recovery. I have no swelling in my foot and pain also but fracture is there. I am in cast boot. Do I need to go for surgery or it will heal naturally and will it form any deformity in my foot which can cause pain later on.
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No need for surgery at all just stay in cast until your doctor says enough…
Later you may need some physiotherapy …
Take enough calcium …
at 4 weeks usually there are no radiological signs of union. this fracture may unite later but some deformity is expected. surgery is recommended for better results.