Q What is the difference between a broken and a fractured toe?
This is a common question we hear and the answer is often misunderstood. When it comes to fractures and breaks, the answer is that there is no difference at all. A fracture is just the medical term for a broken bone. Sometimes a fracture is considered to be a “lesser” injury, often called a hairline break, but the reality is that it is a break, plain and simple. Of course, there can be varying degrees when it comes to broken bones. There are displaced, non-displaced, open, and closed, each requiring a different form of treatment.
This is important to understand because an injury you may consider to be a “minor fracture” is still a broken bone and needs to be evaluated and treated. If you suspect a broken bone in your toe, foot or ankle, do not wait to call Dr. Danciger for diagnosis and treatment. Call our Palm Desert, CA office at (760) 568-0108.