1. Percutaneous Screw Fixation
Jones Fracture surgery is usually performed if the fracture is severe, if it does not heal properly, or if the problem is chronic. There are a variety of procedures that can be used to fixate a Jones Fracture. They can include the implementation of screws, bone plates, wires, or pins. Sometimes a surgeon will also use a bone stimulator to aid in the bone healing. The foot is then casted so that the bone is protected during the healing process. For a mild Jones Fracture, surgery should not be necessary for most cases. Casting is usually all that is needed to treat a mild Jones Fracture.
2. Casting and Rest
If the Jones fracture fails to heal correctly, the patient could be required to wear the cast for up to 20 weeks. The fracture can become a chronic condition. Healing is a difficult process for the Jones fracture. This is due mainly to the lack of adequate blood supply to the area while it is injured and healing. Almost 75% of all Jones fractures heal properly and do not recur.
A doctor will often recommend a few of the following in order to heal more quickly and fully:
- Keeping weight off healing foot
- Use crutches, splint or walking boot at all times, unless resting
- Rest as often as possible- healing process can take 4-6 weeks
- Increase your intake of vitamin C and calcium