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Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

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In brief: Depends

It will depend on the type of broken toe you have.
There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches.

In brief: Depends

It will depend on the type of broken toe you have.
There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No but a post-op shoe would be advisable.
This is a straight lasted shoe that does not bend and allow to toe to bend allowing for primary bone healing where bone heals directly into bone. If the toe bends a lot during healing process you could sustain a pseudarthrosis or fibrous cleft between the fracture ends which will cause pain and require surgical correction.6 weeks.

In brief: No

No but a post-op shoe would be advisable.
This is a straight lasted shoe that does not bend and allow to toe to bend allowing for primary bone healing where bone heals directly into bone. If the toe bends a lot during healing process you could sustain a pseudarthrosis or fibrous cleft between the fracture ends which will cause pain and require surgical correction.6 weeks.
Dr. John Callahan
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Dr. Todd Schafer
Podiatry

In brief: Only first toe.

Because only the big toe is required for balance and thus walking.
Crutches would be unnecessary for fractures of any of the other digits.

In brief: Only first toe.

Because only the big toe is required for balance and thus walking.
Crutches would be unnecessary for fractures of any of the other digits.
Dr. Todd Schafer
Dr. Todd Schafer
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