Phalangeal Injuries, Foot

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Basics

Description

  • The phalanges of the foot are prone to injury
  • Fifth (small) toe most commonly fractured in adults

Etiology

  • Usually the result of direct trauma
  • Most common mechanisms: Stub the toe, kick a hard surface, or drop a heavy object onto toes

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Basics

Description

  • The phalanges of the foot are prone to injury
  • Fifth (small) toe most commonly fractured in adults

Etiology

  • Usually the result of direct trauma
  • Most common mechanisms: Stub the toe, kick a hard surface, or drop a heavy object onto toes

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