Fracture distal phalanx of great toe

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi

Presentation

Wooden slab fell on foot.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Fracture of the base of distal phalanx of the great toe is noted with mildly displaced fractured fragment.

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Fracture of the base of distal phalanx of the great toe is noted with mildly displaced fractured fragment.

Case Discussion

Care should be taken in cases with degenerative changes where a tiny detached osteophyte can also mimic as a tiny fracture fragment. In this case, history of trauma, minimal degenerative changes and cortical irregularity along the distal phalanx of the great toe helped in making the diagnosis.

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