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Chances of surgery for fracture of metarsal neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I have fractured the neck of the 5th metatarsal bone in my foot, it is slightly displaced....I'm just wondering the odds the orthopedic doctor will reccomend surtyer
User :   surgery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will hlwp u in this
Doctor :   can ask few Q
User :   sure
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   25
Doctor :   when did the fracture occur
User :   two days ago
Doctor :   on which side
User :   right foot
Doctor :   was the X-ray taken
User :   yes, yesterday. appt for ortopedics set up on monday
Doctor :   how is the range of motion in the ankle
User :   ankle is fine
User :   just painful to put pressure on outside of foot near toes
Doctor :   are yu able to move the digits
User :   yes
Doctor :   strap has been applied
User :   no strap, doctor gave me a rigid shoe and some crutches and said to wait to see what orthopedics said
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   because it the fracture of metarsal neck
Doctor :   the chances of going for surgery is very less
Doctor :   the chances of healing is faster

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