List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: asthma, eczema, osteoporosis I take fosamax weekly for my osteoporosis. Do not take anything for asthma or eczema at present.
Have a diagnosis for the current condition: yes
Diagnosis that has been suggested: Cast 5.5 weeks. Crutches for 3 weeks.
Current medical status: 5th metatarsal fracture
Current medical treatment: Returning for xray in 7 days. 2 weeks out of cast.
The bone callus is a formation that appears after a fracture to bridge the gap between the ends of the broken bone. It is formed from the chondroblasts (bone forming cells). The structure is more similar to a cartilage in the beginning, turning into bone tissue in the end. The callus is easily visible with an x-ray. Whether the bump is a callus would be decided with an x-ray.
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