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Fracture of the mid-shaft of the 5th metatarsal (self-management)

You have sustained a fracture to the mid-shaft of the 5th Metatarsal of your foot. Please see the picture below to understand where this injury is. This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to unite (heal) although pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3-6 months.

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Fracture of the mid-shaft of the 5th metatarsal (self-management)

File type: application/pdf Review date: March 2023