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Broken Metatarsals Questions?

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Hey Dr.Mark,

I recently broke the 3 middle metarsals in my left foot.

At first my podiatrist said I would not need surgery. She tried to move the metatarsals back into alignment, but it had been a few days, and they started to heal.

I went to my 3 week appointment today, and now she was saying that maybe I should get surgery on the metatarsal next to the big toe to "pin it" so the side to side alignment is better. So the toes dont touch.

She said that she couldnt say for sure that I would have any problems without the surgery.

I dont really want to get a surgery if I dont need it.

Any advice?

Isaac

PS: Attached is the Xray from above.

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I wouldn't operate on those fractures. They will be fine by six weeks.

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Thanks! Thats what I was hoping for.

It has been 3 weeks since my accident. Only 3 weeks more!!

Isaac

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I broke 4 of my metatarsals much worse than yours 12 weeks ago. No surgery and I'm almost 100%. Was back on the bike at 6 weeks.

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