Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Have a broken metatarsal and distal fibula. Got wide stripe of bruise across the top of my foot. Normal?

Feb 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 5930 Questions
I have a broken 5th metatarsal and broken distal fibula from a fall. My foot is in a boot with no weight bearing. I now have wide stripe of bruise across the top of my foot - from my middle two toes extending on angle to my ankle. Is this normal? I broke it while out of town and was told see a orthopedist in 7 days. The first appt I can get is in 11 days - does this matter?
Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

It is common to having bruse during injury to ankle and foot. It occurs due to rupture of microvasculature underneath the skin.This will take few days to be absorbed and get faded.
If fracture 5th metatarsal and distal fibula is undisplaced or minimally displaced, it can be manged in cast or boot with no weight bearing.
If the fracture is displaced, it require operative management.So if the fracture is displaced more, you need to see an orthopaedist as soon as possible.

You have a feature to upload the reports / image(X-ray) by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better.

Hope this will help you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Sports Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor