Re: osteomyelitis of 5th metatarsal
For two months, my doctor doesn't want me to bear weight on my right foot. I'm on crutches right now, but my foot feels great. I'm not sure what the recovery time is like for other procedures, but I'd assume that they're similar.
And you're right... I should have gone on IV antibiotics immediately following surgery. At the time, my doctor thought that the local antibiotics, combined with oral antibiotics, would do the trick. He put me on IV drugs after discovering that the bacteria isn't sensitive to the locally-used antibiotics.
Also, tomorrow, I begin hyperbaric oxygen therapy. You might want to ask your doctor about it.