Digital fractures. A comprehensive review

JM Galant Department of Radiology, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York.

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FA Spinosa Department of Radiology, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York.

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Fractures of the phalanges of the feet are the most common types of injury to the forefoot. There is, however, little available literature concerning pedal digital fractures. There is a misconception that fractured toes will heal by themselves. In fact, mistreated digital fractures can lead to many painful and serious complications. A review of the classifications, mechanisms of injury, clinical presentation, complications, and various treatments of digital fractures is presented.

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