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jones fracture again

Posted by scott on 12/25/04 at 00:22 (166099)

WELL JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS I SUSTAINED MY SECOND JONES FRACTURE TO MY FOOT!!

DR HAS ME IN A FIBERGLASS CAST TOES-KNEE.. NON WEIGHT BEARING FOR 12 WEEKS.
IM HOPING THIS TIME I CAN GET INSURANCE TO GET THE BONE STIMULATOR NOW INSTEAD OF AFTER 12 WEEKS NON UNION!

SO HEREI AM SPORTING A RED CAST FOR XMASS!

Re: jones fracture again

Dr. Z on 12/25/04 at 14:31 (166122)

Would you be interested in trying ESWT at no charge for this problem?

Re: jones fracture again

BLT on 12/27/04 at 11:14 (166193)

Why dont they put a screw in and fix it once and for all?

Re: jones fracture again

Dr. Z on 12/27/04 at 13:48 (166206)

That is another very good option but it has such risks as infection, failture. It isn't a ' fix it once and for all ' but it is an option

Re: jones fracture again

BLT on 12/27/04 at 15:56 (166217)

I agree but that area doesnt heal very well and since he has had one in the past what would the cause be and how possible to happen again?

Re: jones fracture again

Dr. Z on 12/27/04 at 18:10 (166226)

It does sound like a screw fixation with possible bone graphing may have to be done. Very hard to make a call without seeing the x-ray's or examining the foot