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My husband just dropped a car battery on the top of his foot. Could it be broken?

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Dr. Neil Hecht
Podiatry

In brief: Crush injury

Crushing injuries can be very injurious.
Bones may be broken. Soft tissues like tendons may be injured by the sudden compression of the falling weight. Bleeding can be a problem with the formation of a blood clot or hematoma. Nerves may also be damaged. Your podiatrist should evaluate this injury, possibly take x rays, and institute a complete treatment plan.

In brief: Crush injury

Crushing injuries can be very injurious.
Bones may be broken. Soft tissues like tendons may be injured by the sudden compression of the falling weight. Bleeding can be a problem with the formation of a blood clot or hematoma. Nerves may also be damaged. Your podiatrist should evaluate this injury, possibly take x rays, and institute a complete treatment plan.
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