Foot fracture

Toe fracture


Made up of three small bones, except for the big toe that only has two, the toes are most often fractured from the impact of a heavy object falling on them, or when a person violently bumps their toes into something.



Toe fractures are unique in that it takes a long time for the pain to go away. In some cases, it may take up to 9 months for the injury to be forgotten. This is because the toes are heavily loaded during walking and it is difficult to implement avoidance solutions. When a fracture or crack is confirmed, an immobilization device will be used, since a cast cannot prevent this portion of the foot from moving. If a fractured toe is severely deviated, percutaneous surgery can be done to realign the bones of the affected toe. The goal is to prevent impingement with the adjacent toes after healing.




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