Question - Broken 5th Metatarsal

by Carol
(S. Ireland)


Broke my 5th metatarsal two weeks ago, was put in backslab then into a plaster cast which came loose then back into a backslab until I could see ortho Dr., then last Wednesday a full cast again.

Dr says in four weeks this cast will come off and should be ok. I am nearly 60 and very concerned at some of the things posted on the net.

Is this the usual time for being in a plaster cast? I have crutches and a special ortho shoe that I can walk on for a while between resting.

Will it heal ok by then? Also what is next step (so to speak)after removal of cast?

Would appreciate a reply,

Thanking you,
A mother depending on others right now. Carol

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