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How painful is Jones fracture repair post op?

I fractured my 5th metatarsal last week which they called a “Jones fracture”. I see the orthopedic surgeon today as the Podiatrist recommended surgery. I did fairly well with the initial break, but I watched the surgery on YouTube and it looks painful. Any help would be appreciated. I am still on the fence about getting this done. All info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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973741 tn?1342342773
Hi and welcome.  Oh boy, ALL surgery is going to look so terrible on you tube.  LOL  Try not to watch that.  Foot surgery is a pain (pardon the pun) mostly because you have to lay off your feet for a period of time.  That's hard for most people!  I know not putting weight on a foot really would disrupt my routine!  But it's necessary and they have lots of things to help with that these days. The recovery while uncomfortable is not unbearable and worth doing so that you don't have a life time of foot pain.  They normally give you a nerve block which aids in keeping you pain free for a couple of days at least and then they manage the pain from there just like any other surgery.  I think you should be fine but I wouldn't want to see the procedure (or any surgery) performed up close.  :>)  Let us know when you have it and how it goes!!!
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I love your answer! lol. I agree! Any condition or surgery looks terrible in Youtube or anywhere else on the internet. Thanks-
I like the way you answer and I am totally agree with you. Yes don't watch the surgery on Youtube or anywhere on internet. Instead don't worry about surgery cause at the time of surgery they give the injection that keeps away from pain.
Thank you to everyone that responded. I am 4 days post op and the surgery was a beeeze. I actually felt better once the screw was placed as it stabilized the bone because if I sneezed it felt like the bone was rebreaking. The nerve block lasted about 26 hours. I got super lucky. I am just really fatigued and weak. I keep falling a lot on my crutches too. I think it’s related to the anesthesia leaving my body and the pain meds. Thanks again
973741 tn?1342342773
Hi and welcome.  Oh boy, ALL surgery is going to look so terrible on you tube.  LOL  Try not to watch that.  Foot surgery is a pain (pardon the pun) mostly because you have to lay off your feet for a period of time.  That's hard for most people!  I know not putting weight on a foot really would disrupt my routine!  But it's necessary and they have lots of things to help with that these days. The recovery while uncomfortable is not unbearable and worth doing so that you don't have a life time of foot pain.  They normally give you a nerve block which aids in keeping you pain free for a couple of days at least and then they manage the pain from there just like any other surgery.  I think you should be fine but I wouldn't want to see the procedure (or any surgery) performed up close.  :>)  Let us know when you have it and how it goes!!!
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