A 22-year-old male asked:
my toe is still black ten days after displaced fracture. is there any chance of vascular compromise? also, feels like my foot is being crushed.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Austin Yeargan answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Displaced phalangeal fracture bleeds into the tissue quite a bit. crush feeling is likely pressure phenomenon from internal splint effect of swelling. Keep it elevated about six inches above your heart level.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: degree of displacement and degree of crush injury to soft tissue. Get to an orthopedic surgeon for definitive treatment. Soft tissue loss, especially skin, of foot is a serious impairment.
Answered on Jun 8, 2015
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