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What type of therapy is needed after jones fracture surgery?

After a Jones fracture, you need to regain, strength, mobility and range of motion. Physical therapy is usually the best way to achieve this and be able to return to activities of daily living.

Continue reading to learn more about Jones fractures and how it’s treated.

What is a Jones Fracture?

This fracture is a certain type of fracture that involves the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint of a foot. This fracture is different from others due to the fact it’s located in an area that’s not easy to heal. Furthermore, this fracture is classified as a transverse fracture, which means that it’s perpendicular to the axis of the bone. It occurs at a transition zone inside of the bone where it goes from dense to spongy.

Causes

This type of fracture occurs from either a traumatic event or from overuse. This type of injury most common in athletes. If caused by a traumatic event, it’s generally the result of an inversion-type sprain. An inversion-type sprain happens when the foot is turned inward towards the other, similar to an ankle fracture. If caused by a chronic issue, it’s most likely the result of repetitive use.

Treatment

There are two ways to treat this type of fracture; surgery or immobilizing your foot. However, the treatment plan depends on a few factors.

These factors include:

  • Your age
  • Your overall health
  • Your activity levels
  • The severity of the break

Although immobilizing your foot is a valid option, you’ll have a faster recovery time with surgery.

What to Expect from Physical Therapy

Regardless of what treatment you choose to take, you cannot undergo physical therapy after the fracture has healed. You must wait at least six to eight weeks for cast removal. Don’t be alarmed when you notice how discolored and swollen your foot is as it’s very common after this fracture. The goal of physical therapy after this type of fracture is to improve the function of moving.

The most important factor in your rehab for this type of fracture is exercise. Any exercise that’s performed after suffering from a Jones fracture is to help boost the strength and range of motion around your ankle and foot.

Some exercises that may be prescribed include:

  • Balance exercises
  • Proprioception exercises
  • Foot mobility exercises
  • Stretching
  • Range of motion exercises for your ankle

The physical therapist will decide what exercises are best for you. After you’ve recovered some more, they’ll prescribe you with at-home exercises.

Final Thoughts

Although painful, most fractures go on to heal. The key is allowing enough time for proper healing and then completing a physical therapy program to regain any functionality you may have lost while immobilized.

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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.

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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.

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