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Volume 2016, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

Biphalangeal toe is a normal anatomic variant where distal and middle phalanges fuse to each other. In the context of trauma, biphalangeal toes may pose a diagnostic challenge and fractures may be interpreted as normal which can lead to misdiagnosis and under treatment. Here, we present a rare case of fracture through a biphalangeal fifth toe with delayed diagnosis. This variation should be kept in mind during the evaluation of a patient with foot trauma and assessment of foot radiographs, particularly in the emergency department where the majority of initial cases are presented.

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