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Hi all, I have sustained an undisplaced fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal of my left foot. X-ray confirms that this it's a Jones’ type fracture (Zone 2). At the present time, I am immobilised in a pneumatic walker non-weight bearing. I've been told that unfortunately fractures in Zone 2 at the base of the fifth metatarsal do carry a fairly high risk of non union and delayed union and I am extremely worried about this. My consutalnt has discussed the options of treatment which is NWB in a boot with crutches for 12 weeks and, if no union happens surgical fixation but we have to get to the 12 weeks first before he decided.
I am scheduled to go back for an X-ray in 5 weeks (I am week one after the accident) and wondered if anyone else out there has sustained the same injury or can give me any advice. I have upped by intake of Calcium and Vit D and am staying off the foot 90% of the day and am only resting on heel when necessary to make a drink etc.
I really don't know how I am going to manage 12 weeks like this and wonder if I should consider surgery now as I have no idea whether I will get a union or non union... it's a bit like throwing a dice and not knowing your fate! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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