Toes series

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 23 Mar 2023

The toes series is comprised of an AP, AP oblique, and a lateral projection. The series is often utilized in trauma situations. It examines the entirety of the proximal middle and distal phalanges of the foot. 


Toe radiographs are performed for a variety of indications including 1


Standard projections
  • AP: demonstrates the toe(s) of interest in the dorsal-plantar/AP plane
  • AP oblique: toes of interest are projected 30 degrees to the AP projection 
  • lateral: orthogonal view of the AP projection often used to determine dislocation directed and fracture displacement.
Additional projections
  • sesamoid view: tangential projection of the toes can sometimes be performed to demonstrate sesamoid bone

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