X-Ray (For Those Who Are Morbidly Curious About Broken Bones)

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X-Ray (For Those Who Are Morbidly Curious About Broken Bones)

Post by skayda » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:57 am

I thought I’d share with ya’ll my recent x-ray of my broken foot. I have what is known as a “Dancer’s Fracture”, (the only dancing I do is when no one is actually watching haha! But actual dancers often suffer from them hence the name). It’s medically accurate name is “a spiral fracture of the fifth metatarsal” and it turns out that the doctor at the urgent care clinic who read my initial images was way too pessimistic about it.

She stressed that she was 100% certain that I would need surgery to have pins put in. But, fast forward to my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon I was referred to who also took x-rays, (I took a pic of it on the clinic’s computer screen while I was there), and he told me that no, no surgery or pins are needed and that I should just continue to take it easy, (reduced activity at work/CAM boot,etc), for the next 6 weeks and it should heal up fine on it’s own.

As promised, for all you Grey’s Anatomy-binging, armchair orthopaedics out there here’s the star of this post (It’s also the only broken bone I’ve ever had so it’s kind of exciting in that respect.) ^__^

~Ami

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