Stable Toe Fracture – Advice Sheet: Adult

Patient Experience

  • Reference Number: HEY-483A/2020
  • Departments: Orthopaedics
  • Last Updated: 18 May 2020

This advice sheet has been produced to give you information about a stable toe fracture.  It is not meant to replace discussion between you and your doctor.  If after reading it, you require further explanation please discuss this with the relevant person who has been caring for you.

You have had a plaster tape neighbour strapping of the toes applied today in the Fracture Clinic.

You must keep bending and extending your toes all the time to avoid stiffness.  Injured toes become stiff very quickly so it is very important to exercise your toes all the time by moving them about.

Initially you will find it more comfortable to walk on your heel and with time gradually return to normal walking over several weeks.  You may also find it more comfortable to wear open sandals/shoes initially.

The plaster tape neighbour strapping will need to be removed after 3 weeks or _____ weeks from the day of application and your toes left free.

You should avoid any contact sport i.e. football, rugby, hockey, netball etc. for a further 6 weeks.  Care should also be taken if riding bikes etc.

The long-term implication of the injury will have been explained to you.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Following your appointment today, the doctor has discharged you from clinic.  This means you will not have another appointment to see us.

If you have any problems or further queries relating to this injury, please contact us during clinic hours 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Should you require further advice on the issues contained in this sheet, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on telephone: (01482) 674378

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