Broken Toe Topic Guide
Broken Toe: The toe has many bones and one or more of the bones can be broken (fractured) after a foot or toe injury. Causes of a broken toe are generally from injury or trauma to the toe or foot. Symptoms of a broken toe may include pain, swelling, stiffness, bruising, deformity, subungual hematoma. Treatment depends upon the severity of the fracture.
Fractures or Dislocations Fractures are breaks in bone and are classified according to several different categories. Compound fractures are the most dangerous; the bone is broken into fragments that come through the skin. Treatment includes setting the broken bone and splinting the injury, among other steps. Steps are taken to prevent infection if the skin is broken.
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