Symphalangism of little toe with fracture

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Stubbed toe against the door.

There is a fracture of the distal phalanx of the little toe, which comprises a congenital fusion of the distal and middle phalanges (anatomical variant).

Case Discussion

The middle and distal phalanges of the 5th toe may be fused (symphalangism). Care should be taken to differentiate a fracture of such a phalanx from a natural joint line.

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Case information

rID: 49539
Published: 25th Nov 2016
Last edited: 26th Nov 2016
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