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Oblique non displaced fracture on fifth metatarsal, pain, stiffness, no swelling. Self-healing?

I have been diagnosed with an oblique non displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal, I had been put on an air cast since diagnosis for 2 weeks. there is still an ache and stiffness but no swelling . would the bone heal by itself without surgical intervention and if so how long before I can resume wearing normal shoes and physical activity?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Urologist 's  Response
Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.You had a stable fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone.Since you have already been given a air cast there is no need to go for surgery as it is a undisplaced fracture.The slight pain is bound to be there till the callus is formed which normally takes 6-8 weeks .Till then you have to carry on with cast.
Answered: Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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