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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have a "undisplaced avulsion fracture base proximal phlaanx l great toe" - what does this mean, what is treatment and how long does it take to heal?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Buddy Taping/6 weeks: Non displaced fracture is treated with Buddy Taping and rigit sole shoes to limit joint movements.Buddy taping is taping the fractured toe to the next healthy toe to immobilize the fractured toe. The healing takes about. 6 to 8 weeks. It better be evaluated by your Family Doctor or a Podiatrist.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Six to eight weeks.: An avulsion fracture is when a chunk of bone is broken off the main body of the bone by an extreme pulling of soft tissue attached to it. The fracture may be undisplaced but it may or may not be stable. Therefore, ordinary splinting may not be sufficient to control excessive movement of the loose chunk. This could be damaging to the function of the joint. Either a pin or screw may be necessary.
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Toe fracture : Undisplaced fracture means there is a fracture but bones are still in close proximity. Avulsion fracture means that muscle has pulled the bone by force and caused fracture . Undisplaced avulsion fracture of toe are treated by buddy strapping usually for 6 weeks .

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