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Broke L foot after car acc. L metatarsal is broke. Which is

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Broke L foot after car acc. L metatarsal is broke. Which is better, boot or cast?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.

I need some more information from you.

Can you tell me which metatarsal is broken and what part of metatarsal is broken?

What is your age and gender?

Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
46 female Jones Fx L foot 5th metatarsal
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for replying.
A cast is a better treatment for Jones fracture as it provides more secure immobilization.
A boot may only be used if the fracture is just at the tip of base of 5th metatarsal as fractures at this location have a better chance of union even in a boot.
Feel free to ask follow up questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
base of 5 th metatarsal. Other inj from from car acc. prevent crutch use.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
Cast is better even if you are not using crutches.

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