Jones fracture refers to the fracture of the bone that connects the little toe to the base of the foot, which is the fifth metatarsal. It occurs when a sudden trauma results in twisting the foot away from the body.
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Query: Hi doctor,I twisted my leg and got an X-ray done. The report showed a fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone. How to proceed with the treatment? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your injury. I had looked at the x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you seem to be having a pseudo-Jones fracture. Mostly, this fracture can heal without any surgical intervention.You will have to use either a walking cast or an ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female with a Jones fracture. I broke it for the first time last year and again this year. At this stage, it is showing a nonunion, but I can easily bear weight and there is no pain or swelling. I have no plans to play sports or go running in the future. I was wonderin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and it seems that your fracture is not healing well. There are a few points which I want you to know: The first and the fifth metatarsal are actually the weight-bearing bones in the foot. So, proper union of any fracture involving ... Read Full »