What is the role of surgery in the treatment of metatarsal stress fractures?

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Valerie E Cothran, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Patients who continue to have painful nonunion fractures are candidates for surgical intervention. [22] A fibrous nonunion that is not painful and does not limit the patient's functional abilities may be left alone.


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