Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Michael Castro, Christina Kabbash
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These fractures usually result from a high impact trauma or crush injury.
Conventional radiographs of the great toe. AP and lateral oblique views are sufficient for diagnosis and treatment.
The image shows an x-ray of comminuted base of first and second proximal phalanges.
The clinical picture includes swelling, ecchymosis, and pain with range of motion. In some fractures, a deformity may be present.