fractures are treated with buddy taping and hard soled shoe; walking cast for 10-14 days will suffice if the buddy taping does not produce adequate pain relief
– displaced fractures require reduction, which can typically be done closed. If unstable, use a midlateral incision to fix with small K-wires or screws
Fractures of the Lesser Toes
– usually, buddy taping suffices
– significant displacement or angulation can be reduced with longitudinal traction
– a fair amount of displacement can be accepted.
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