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I had fracture of the fifth metatarsal in my right foot three months ago. My ortho surgeon advised me to wear an Aircast short boot. I wore it for more than two months. After my 3rd xray showed more callus formation, he allowed me to remove it already and just wear shoes with flat hard sole. The x ray result stated that there is more callus formation. Demineralization of bones is appreciated. What does it mean that demineration is APPRECIATED? Is this positive? Thank you.

PAST HISTORY : fracture of 5th metatarsal 3 mos ago; No orthopedic intervention or surgery. MD advised me to wear Aircast boot

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Demineralization is local osteoporosis due to disuse as you have been protected from full weight bearing as you had a fracture. this is normal and would soon be recovered as you bear normal weight by remodeling.
this is the normal process of healing of bone and you should not worry.

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