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Jörg Auer, Larry Bramlage, Patricia Hogan, Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins

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Jörg Auer

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Nonsurgical management

1. Nonsurgical treatment

External coaptation is not required for conservative management. Extended stall rest and a gradual return to exercise will typically result in a functional fibrous union.

Generally stall rest for 90 days followed by hand walking for 30-60 days is sufficient prior to free exercise.

Healing can be monitored radiographically, however, progress is more difficult to define because of the fibrous nature of union.

Midbody fracture of the proximal sesamoid bone - nonsurgical treatment