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All About Toe Fractures

Most people don’t realize, but your foot is chock full of bones. In fact, you have 52 bones between the two feet. Of the 26 bones in each foot, 19 are phalanges (in the toes) or metatarsal bones (the long bones of the midfoot). Fractures (or breaks) of the metatarsal bones and toes are common. But just because they are common, doesn’t mean they should be ignored. All fractures in toes warrant an evaluation by a foot specialist, even if initial treatment has been started in the emergency room.

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Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are:

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