Metatarsal Study

August 23, 2017
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Metatarsal Case Study

Success with EXOGEN

Patient Story

  • 20 year-old male college football player
  • History of Jones fracture
  • Two prior surgeries
  • No comorbidities

Source of Patient Case
Robert Anderson, MD
OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute
2001 Vail Avenue, Suite 200B
Charlotte, NC 28207

Initial History

  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Refractured metatarsal on right foot
  • Treated conservatively with cast and boot


Healed Fracture 17 weeks

3 Months

  • No progression with healing; nonunion diagnosis
  • Screw from prior surgery is bending
  • EXOGEN prescribed
  • Boot with weight bearing continued

7 Months

  • Complete union noted 17 weeks after initiating EXOGEN
  • Patient asymptomatic
  • Additional surgery avoided

8 Months

  • Patient returned to football


accelerated healing of indicated* fresh fractures2,3


high nonunion heal rate4


high level of clinically proven treatment compliance12


treatment fits easily into your patients' day

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