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Cast vs. Screw Jones Fracture: Screw favored • Non op tx failure rate 44% with median healing rate 15 weeks. • Early screw fixation had 5% failure rate with mean fracture union 8 weeks • Level 1 studyHow long does it take for Jones fracture to heal?
Jones Fracture: Tx Options • Treat non-weight- bearing in short-leg cast for 6 weeks • Operative treatment for delayed union, non- union or acutely in high performance athlete ITEM 1 ITEM 2 Cast vs. Screw Jones Fracture: Screw favored • Non op tx failure rate 44% with median healing rate 15 weeks.Should a Jones fracture extend distally?
It should not extend distally, nor should it extend to involve the articular surfaces. In contrast to avulsion fractures, Jones fractures are prone to non-union (with rates as high as 30-50%) and almost always take longer than two months to heal 2 .What is a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal?
Dr Daniel J Bell ◉ and R Bronson et al. A Jones fracture is an extra-articular fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal.