Subtotal second toe amputation

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Pioli Resende


Motorcycle accident with left foot twisting through the wheel rim.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Comminuted fracture of the middle phalanx of the second finger, with fragment deviation.


Subtotal amputation of the second toe, with partial preservation of the proximal phalanx.

Case Discussion

The exposed fracture evolved with dry necrosis of the distal segment of the second left toe, requiring surgical amputation of the affected toe and regularization of the stump.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D. and Dr. Arthemizio Antônio Lopes Rocha M.D.

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Case information

rID: 84495
Published: 26th Nov 2020
Last edited: 9th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal

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