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Stress Fracture

Posted by Jeffrey on 4/26/01 at hrmin (045847)

Dear Dr.
I had pains in my ankle, metatarsal and sesmoid bones for nine months. It didn't show on x-rays nor MRI. My doctor says I have a stress fracture based on my bone scan. I am using an aircast. How long does it take for my bones to heal ? What can I do to prevent it from happening again ? Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Re: Stress Fracture

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/26/01 at 15:26 (045851)

Where exactly is this stress fracture. If it is in the sesamoind bone, the ankle, or the metatarsal bone. This will determine what the healing time will be. Rest, non-weight bearing and or cast is what you are probaby looking to do

Re: Stress Fracture

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/26/01 at 15:26 (045851)

Where exactly is this stress fracture. If it is in the sesamoind bone, the ankle, or the metatarsal bone. This will determine what the healing time will be. Rest, non-weight bearing and or cast is what you are probaby looking to do