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Authors

Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Michael Castro, Christina Kabbash

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Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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2nd-5th row, proximal phalanx, head, small fragment

Mechanism of the injury

Fractures and dislocations of the lesser toes are usually the result of the patients being barefoot and catching their toes on fixed objects which forces the toes into abduction.

Fractures and dislocations of the lesser toes are usually the result of the patients being barefoot and catching their toes on fixed objects which forces the toes into abduction.

Clinical signs and imaging

The patients usually present early with pain and swelling.

The diagnosis is made by x-raying the forefoot.

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