Metatarsal Fracture (Forefoot)
Certain parts of the metatarsals have a better blood supply than others . Fractures in areas of poor blood supply have more difficulty healing. For example, a Jones Fracture is such a fracture near the base of the fifth metatarsal that commonly requires surgery.
Recovery is individualized and depends on the location and extent of your injury, as well as the treatment that you received. Your doctor will let you know what to expect. Overall, metatarsal surgery has a high degree of success.