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What is a Jones Fracture?

The most severe foot fracture that can affect the fifth metatarsal remains the Jones fracture. If you think you have a Jones fracture, the best course of action is to see a qualified doctor as soon as possible.

Symptoms of a Jones Fracture

Symptoms of a Jones fracture remain:

• Pain that worsens over time and occurs in the foot, leg or ankle.
• Swelling, numbness or tingling in the foot or ankle.
• Discolored purple skin on the foot or leg.
• Fever in the affected area.

Jones fractures take a long time to heal. Getting the correct diagnosis remains a crucial part of treating this fracture.

Diagnosing a Jones Fracture

When diagnosing a possible Jones fracture, a doctor may:

• Ask how the injury occurred.
• Ask when the pain started.
• Perform a physical examination.
• Press on diverse areas of the foot.
• Take images of the foot like an x-ray.

Treating a Jones Fracture

Once a definite diagnosis of a Jones fracture occurs, the doctor considers such treatment factors as:

• Your activity level.
• The severity of the fracture.
• Your overall health.

Treatment before the Doctor’s Visit

First aid for a possible Jones fracture includes?

• Resting the injured foot.
• Placing ice wrapped in a clean cloth on the affected area.
• Using an elastic bandage to compress the foot.
• Elevating the foot higher than the heart.

Treatments for a Jones Fracture

Supporting the foot remains one of the primary methods of treating a Jones fracture. You may be required to wear a non-weight-bearing cast for six to eight weeks. About 20 percent of Jones fracture injuries heal without surgery.

Surgery

Jones fractures remain relatively easy to reinjure. Doctors sometimes recommend surgical treatment to treat such a fracture, especially if you are active or athletic. The incision for a Jones fracture surgery remains small, and the operation is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia whenever possible. Plates, screws or rods are utilized to reinforce the fractured part of the foot. In rare cases, bone grafts remain employed for a Jones fracture that resists healing.

If you think you may have fractured your foot, please contact Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center today for a proper diagnosis. Our 11 board-certified physicians specialize in treating orthopedic injuries as well as a rehab physician. Each of the physicians specializes in a specific type of sports medicine such as:

• Knee treatment
• Shoulder treatment.
• Sports medicine.
• Foot and ankle treatment.
• Hand and wrist problems.
• Neck and spine issues.
• Joint replacement.
• Physical medicine.

Please contact us at Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center today for an accurate diagnosis of your foot pain and treatment options recommended by experts in their field.

Call POSMC today!

To schedule an appointment with one our specialists, contact our scheduling department at 972-250-5700 or request an appointment online.

POSMC is a full-service medical facility specializing in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. The practice is led by a group of 12 board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Contact us today!

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COVID-19 Update

Updated May 11, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families are our highest priority.

Dr. Richard Evanson spoke with Good Morning Texas about Plano Orthopedic’s  mission to continue treating patients in a safe environment during this pandemic. Click here to watch the video!

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  These are the same hours of operation Plano Orthopedic had prior to the pandemic. Following the Texas Medical Board minimum COVID-19 standards of safe practice,  Plano Orthopedic is requesting all patients wear a mask when visiting with the physicians.

Safety Screenings

Plano Orthopedic will continue to screen patients for potential symptoms of COVID-19 prior to their visit.  For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, Plano Orthopedic surgeons will continue to perform elective surgical procedures.  Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams. 

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

We Appreciate your Cooperation and Understanding

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 972-250-5700

 

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