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Old 06-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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5th metatarsal fracture and the Aircast

Hello all.

6 weeks ago I had an operation to repair a long term break of my 5th metatarsal on my right foot. I had it pinned and a bone graft from the inside of my right ankle leaving me with one small scar on my left side and larger one down the side of my right foot.

I have been non-weight bearing for 6 weeks in a cast and from Monday I was given an Air cast to be in for a month.

My problem is that, with the walking I am doing to and from work as well as sitting at my desk at work and train travel, when I take my boot off in the evening, my foot is very swollen. Is this normal or do I have the boot on too tight?

Thank you in advance fir any advice.

 
Old 06-24-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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Re: 5th metatarsal fracture and the Aircast

Swelling can go on for a long time after bone surgery. Do you elevate your foot when you are sitting at the desk?

 
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Re: 5th metatarsal fracture and the Aircast

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Swelling can go on for a long time after bone surgery. Do you elevate your foot when you are sitting at the desk?
No I don't - is this a problem? If so how much would I need to elevate it?

 
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Re: 5th metatarsal fracture and the Aircast

Pretty much, keep it elevated to hip height anytime you reasonably can. Get yourself a little footstool. And elevate it higher when you are home.

 
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