Phalangeal Injuries, Foot

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  • The phalanges of the foot are prone to injury.
  • 5th (or small) toe most commonly affected


  • Usually the result of direct trauma
  • Stubbing the toe, kicking a hard surface, or dropping a heavy object onto toes most common mechanisms of injury

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