Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Broken Toe Underlying Cause

Most toe fractures occur when an unprotected toe strikes a hard surface, or when an object is dropped on the toe.

Causes of toe fracture include:

  • Sports
  • Occupational injuries
  • Household injuries

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Broken Toe References
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  3. Tran T, Thordarson D. Functional outcome of multiply injured patients with associated foot injury. Foot Ankle Int. 2002 Apr;23(4):340-3. [11991481]
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