Re: fifth metatarsal fractures - found out 3 months late
Hi, this happened to me several years ago. I badly sprained my ankle and broke my 5th met. I was treated right away though and was on crutches with strict orders to not even so much as touch my toes to the floor for 6 wks. If it didn't heal in those 6 wks, I was looking at surgery for a pin. Thankfully for me in combination with crutches and a bone stimulator (that works like an ultrasound), I avoided that surgery (although I've had 2 ankle reconstruction surgeries). This late in the game, you might have to have surgery to correct the bone if it's growing back in the wrong place. Calcification usually occurs when bones are broken. It will all depend on X-rays and what the doctor says. Please see a foot/ankle board certified orthopedic surgeon, not a general orthopedic surgeon. They are better trained in the foot/ankle area. Good luck! Wait, I just noticed you posted this a few weeks ago. Have you seen the doctor? If so, what did s/he say?
Brostrom-Gould, repair retinaculum, peroneus longus tendon repair, fibular groove deepening for peroneal tendon subluxation- 2/22/12
-Modified Brostrom (failed)- 8/15/01"]