Foot Fracture Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 23, 2018
  • Author: Robert Silbergleit, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are foot fractures?

What is the prevalence of foot fractures?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of foot fractures?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate foot fractures?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Foot Fracture?

Workup

What is the role of radiography in the workup of foot fractures?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of foot fractures?

Treatment

How are foot fractures of the first metatarsal treated?

What are talar foot fractures and how are they treated?

How are foot fractures treated in the emergency department (ED)?

How are foot fractures of the toe treated?

How are foot fractures of the internal metatarsals treated?

How are foot fractures of the fifth metatarsal treated?

How are proximal avulsion foot fractures treated?

What are Jones food fractures and how are they treated?

How are foot fractures of the Lisfranc (tarsometatarsal) joint diagnosed and treated?

What are calcaneal foot fractures and how are they treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with foot fractures?

What are the possible complications of foot fractures?

What are long-term complications of foot fractures?

Guidelines

What are the ACR appropriate criteria for imaging of foot fractures?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of foot fractures?

Which medications in the drug class Tetanus Toxoid are used in the treatment of Foot Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Foot Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Narcotic Combination Analgesics are used in the treatment of Foot Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents (NSAIDS) are used in the treatment of Foot Fracture?