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Broken foot, diagnosed as floating illusion fracture in fifth metatarsal proximal. Suggestions?

My daughter just broke her foot . She is in xxxxand I am in xxxxx. the place she went for an exam said that it was a floating illusion fracture- her 5th metatarsal-proximal. I get all of it except the illusion part. Can you assist? I also need to figure out how to see if the doctor is actaully good that they referred. I am a surgical nurse.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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To know the kind of fracture she has had, evaluation of the X-rays is necessary. You can consult an orthopedician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile avoid weight bearing on the foot and keep the foot elevated on two pillows.
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Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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