In most cases, you will not need surgery for a fractured toe. Often the digit can simply be buddy-taped to its neighbor for stabilization while it heals. For serious fractures, however, you may need to wear a stiff-soled boot, or even a cast to keep the toe stable. If the break is displaced, Dr. Marco Vargas or Dr. Joyce Lee may need to manipulate the toe back into proper alignment before securing it. If a bone is severely damaged or won’t stay in place while the ends grow back together, surgery may be necessary.
Though it may seem like a simple condition, you shouldn’t ignore a potentially broken toe. It does need to be evaluated and treated to prevent chronic pain or even deformity. Contact the experts at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists in Texas for an appointment or more information. Take care of all of your digits, no matter how small. Visit the online contact page, or call (888) 784-5335 to reach any of our offices.