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Jones Fracture Story

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Noel, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Noel

    Noel New Member

    Last year on February 24th 2019, I landed from a jump with my right ankle bent in and on top of the outer side of my foot resulting in a Jones Fracture (base fracture of the 5th metatarsal). I went to the urgent care doctor 3 days later and got some x-rays and was told it was a broken foot and to wear a surgical shoe for now. I went to the Orthopedic doctor and was told to do NWB (non-weight bearing) for 6 weeks as a conservative method for it to heal. I complied mostly and eventually got sick of it and did weight bearing on my heel for about 3 weeks. I went back at 6 weeks on April 11th and the fracture had separated more and was told I needed surgical treatment. April 18th I had a screw placed in the shaft of the 5th metatarsal (outpatient surgery) and had 8 stitches for the incision. I did 6 more weeks NWB and had the stitches out 3 weeks post op. 6 weeks post op I was told that the healing was going great and I could FINALLY weight bear right away in my CAM boot (May 30th). I did boot walking for about 2-3 weeks and then got to wear whatever shoes (stuck with nice comfortable stiff soled shoes due to readjusting). I did 14 weeks total non-weight bearing and it was tough. I am now over a year later and the area is still numb but I can walk great, although some days it gets sore.
    August 1st 2020,
    I was walking down a set of stone rugged stairs at a park and took 1 step and my left ankle bend inwards and I ended up with a Jones Fracture again BUT on my left foot. Completely surreal that I ended up breaking my other foot only 1 year later, I must have feet that are shaped odd or I am just clumsy, although I may get tested for bone density. I am average weight and 21 years old female so it is quite odd I end up with another broken foot. Anyways, my boyfriend drives me to the ER and they say it is broken. I saw a different Orthopedic doctor on August 4th and the doctor told me surgery is basically my only option given the nonunion rate of Jones Fractures and my history with my right foot fracture. I am more than happy to have surgery to not have to be NWB for super long again as it did a number on me. I am due for surgery on August 14th and hope for a good recovery. It is another screw placement in the shaft and this time my new doctor told me a much smaller incision, about 2-3 stitches, and weight bearing about 2 weeks post op is how my recovery looks. I am so excited to just be back on my feet again, very cautiously though because I know how it can go.
    Just thought this would help someone else!

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