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Broken foot untreated

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  • Posted By: gravel
  • October 18, 2006
  • 01:56 AM

last year I was in a car accident and hurt my right foot. I had x-rays, bone scans and everything else they could think of. Nothing showed up.
i finally went to a pedotrist and he said my foot had 2 old fracures that had healed incorrectly. I got the x-ray I had done 3 months after the wreck and he showed me the breaks. Thay have now healed incorrectly and he says there is nothing that can be done about it. Does anyone know of anything I might could do. he says it has caused arthritis. By the way the wreck was not my fault and I have already settled the claim.
Please give me any advice you have.
Thanks:( :confused:

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  • I have just had the first of two operations to correct my foot after a mis-diagnosis. I broke 4 metatarsals the fifth was dislocated , and dislocated the 4 broken metatarsals as well. All this was not picked up on x-rays and I was sent home with panadol and told to put my foot up that the swelling would subside in a few weeks. I since have had screws implanted etc to correct my foot as the surgeon said if i dont have the operation I will never walk properly again. Treatment is still continuing as well as a second operation in the near future.
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  • aw man, I was hoping there was something I could do. I had a similar incident (got into a car accident, doctor said nothing was wrong, x-rays showed nothing) but now my foot has healed incorrectly and its starting to form this pseudo-bunion. =(. If you discover anything, please post it here; thank you!
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