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Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

4 to 8 weeks: This can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on whether you use crutches and remain non weight bearing and/or wear an air boot cast too. The deviation of the joint is a concern and may need prolonged splinting to prevent long term joint damage . ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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I fell down the stairs and my metatarsophalangeal joint is in pain . What should I do and I'm a college student so Im trying not to miss class?

I fell down the stairs and my metatarsophalangeal joint is in pain .  What should I do and I'm a college student so Im trying not to miss class?

Those darn stairs.: Well without an x-ray evaluation one could never really know as to a possible fracture. Having said that, You need to be on the RICE diet. Rest. Ice applied. Compression dressing and Elevation. Crutches can help to get around but until it is evaluated, your are in the hands of mother nature and good old common sense. Now go out there and win one for the Gipper. ...Read more

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What does an amputation of the pinkie toe look like?

What does an amputation of the pinkie toe look like?

Looks like: You are missing a toe. Why do you ask? Are you facing this ? If so, tell us why. ...Read more

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How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

How do I permanently cure myself of recurring pyogenic granuloma that has caused osteomylitis and amputation of a big toe?

Pyogenic granuloma: Removal of pyogenic granuloma is indicated to alleviate bleeding, discomfort, and in your case infections. A number of malignant tumors can mimic pyogenic granuloma, making histopathologic confirmation important. Ok to ask your doc for a surgical or wound care referral. Recurrence is not so common. Sorry you had such a loss related to this. ...Read more

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Recently had an amputated toe due to ischemia, has DM, neuropathy... does massage help circulation? How should it be done?

Recently had an amputated toe due to ischemia, has DM, neuropathy... does massage help circulation? How should it be done?

It can.: Massage can help but it sounds like you have serious circulatory problems. See a vascular surgeon for a complete work up. ...Read more

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How does getting your toe amputated affect your life?

How does getting your toe amputated affect your life?

Does not: It really does not affect your life. You will be able to wear shoes, and walk. It may be more of a psychological problem. ...Read more

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Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

Yes: There are many people with amputation of the foot at many levels without significant changes in their gait pattern. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more