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I fractured my fifth metatarsal. It is a slightly displaced spiral fracture of the shaft. I broke it 6/22 and was in a non weight bearing boot until 8/15 then I started walking on it. I was very busy taking care of five young kids, touring houses to buy then ultimately packed up house and unpacked house. I was experiencing pain with walking and tried to add a shoe instead of a boot on 8/22. It was painful and I couldn't put pressure on it. If I did it was a sharp pain where it was broken. I went to see a new doctor and she took and x-ray and it showed non-union. She put me in a boot and ordered a CT scan. The CT scan showed 25% healing. Here is I almost 3 months out and miserable. She is ordering a bone stimulator and I should get it in the next two weeks. She hopes that helps and if not surgery. I have five young kids to take care of and being back on a knew scooter and crutches is really hard. Did anyone else have non-union? If so did it heal with a bone stimulator? If not how was surgery? I am in the US I hate the idea of anesthesia. I have had several procedures without anesthesia or pain medication because I do not like it. I asked if she could do an ankle nerve block and no sedation. She said probably not I would have to talk to anesthesiologist. Also she said basically bedrest for a week post op. I wasn't on bedrest after cesareans or while pregnant with triplets. Bedrest is something that is not feasible with five young kids. Experiences, ideas? Thanks!
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