Has anyone dealt with a fractured/broken foot whilst pregnant?
I tripped on Thursday night and have fractured by 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metartasals. Am currently in a moon boot with crutches. Hubby started a new job on the Friday and I have a 3yo so its fun times.
And am getting so much conflicting information. At the hospital I was told to start weight bearing on my heel when I could, and 4 days later I can now do that a little bit. Went to the GP to get a referral to a specialist and he said to do the same thing. Spoke with the specialist this morning and his receptionist (I assume) told me no don't do that and keep off it. She also said that this will need surgery even without seeing xrays. So I am so confused about what to do. Weightbearing on my heel was making it just bearable to move about the house with a big preggo belly. If I do need surgery then it will have to wait until after the baby is here anyway I would assume. And even then I dont know how I look after a baby and toddler on crutches after foot surgery anyways.....thanks for letting me vent!
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31-03-2014 09:05 #1
Fractured foot and 30 weeks pregnant
31-03-2014 09:15 #2Senior Member
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Hugs goldencrumble, that sounds awful!
Usually you can heel weight bear with the boot. Did you see a physio in hospital? I would go by their advice until you can speak to the specialist rather than the receptionist.
31-03-2014 09:50 #3
Yep I'm heel weight bearing which is what the hospital told me to do. It was 3am so just saw the ER dr. For the safety of bubs and me not wanting to fall (am unco on crutches) I need to use my heel in the moon boot
31-03-2014 09:57 #4Senior Member
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Can you speak to the specialist today? He / she will probably have access to your xrays if based at the same hospital.
31-03-2014 10:08 #5
No am going to see a private specialist so have to wait. Am hoping going private will be a quicker option than public since am in 3rd trimester
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