5th toe proximal phalanx fracture

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk

Presentation

Trauma to 5th toe. Swelling overlying the area on examination.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years

No acute fracture. 

Minimally displaced fracture seen in the neck of 5th toe proximal phalanx. Difficult to appreciate due to adjacent skin fold. 

Zoomed by 50% frontal view demonstrating clearly 5th toe proximal phalanx fracture. 

Case Discussion

Subtle fracture in the neck of 5th toe proximal phalanx was difficult to appreciate due to adjacent horizontal skin fold.

Fracture was spotted in correlation with patients trauma site and history. 

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