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How long does swelling last in case of fracture of metatarsals?

My daughter fractured her 2nd and 4th metatarsals 3 weeks ago and is in a boot cast. How long should the swelling last and when can she start putting weight on the foot? She has a follow up appt. with ortho dr. in a week which will be 4 weeks out since the injury.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019
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Hi,

For fracture 2nd and 4th MT foot, generally 3 weeks cast immobilization is enough. In my opinion, the cast should be removed and physiotherapy should be instituted.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you.

Regards,
Dr. Gopal Goel
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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