surgery or not

Hi doctor--i have a jones fx.5th metatarsal bone-from merely twisting my foot while walking. My podiatric surgeon thinks surgery is my best option because of the location of the break(base), and it is a clean break.He says the 6 week casting does not always work--this area has a poor blood supply.I'm scheduled for an open reduction and screw fixation this Friday--seems like my best option.Some of my friends think I should go to an orthopedist, but I thought a podiatric surgeon would be better because this is his area of expertise.I'm very nervous about surgery--does it usually work?
a penny for your thoughts.Maureen

Posted By maureen Monaco on July 19, 2005 at 21:09:41:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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