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A 22-year-old male asked:

My toe was fractured. it wasnt reduced properly. now it is dry gangrene and last 2 toes dont touch ground. my doc tells me to wait. i'm distressed?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Wait for what?: Your toes aren't touching the ground because if the dislocation. How much of an area is gangrenous? Do you have insurance?
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Rare diagnosis at 22: Fracture of toes will not result dry gangrene , more often in elderly people with poor circulation . At 22 may not be gangrene, ecchymosis ( old blood under the skin ) may be interpreted as gangrene by you , Speak to your doctor again , if you are not happy get a second opinion s soon as possible.

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