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broken vs fractured toe

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Fractured toe: If the fracture is a displaced fracture, then the toe is anesthetized and reduced (meaning the bone segments are re-aligned). This may be done with or ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Immobilization : Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced or angulated, it may require surgical reduction.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
X-rays and taping: Get an x-ray first. If it is fracturedp fractured toe for next longer one for support and split.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: As long as there is not deformity of the toe it is usually splinted to the toe next to it and use a rigid shoe so there is no toe movement.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tapping: When treating a fracture toe it is important to see a specialist such as a podiatrist to treat this problem. A fracture toe can be simply treated by ... Read More
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Taping: The correct spelling is taping.
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Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Taping and protect: Buddy taping is often sufficient. Sometimes a stiff soled shoe or at least one with a stiff toe can be helpful. If there is obvious deformity then see ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You can't: Time heals all wounds. About six weeks give or take two weeks in either direction. If your a smoker i'd stop.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
4-6 weeks: If no deformity approx. 4-6 weeks.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
23 years experience Preventive Medicine
Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Pain, swelling,: Bruising are all signs of a fractured toe. An xray at your doctors office will confirm the diagnosis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
4-6 weeks.: If the fracture is simple non displaced then 4 weeks. If it is a bit complicated about 6 weeks. Toe bones are just like any other bones. They need tim ... Read More

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