Toes series

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.
Radiographic views
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  • Figure 1: AP view
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  • Figure 2: oblique view
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  • Figure 3: lateral view
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