Surgical Treatment of the Metatarsal and Finger Fractures

  • Walter Daghino
  • Alessandro Massè
  • Daniele Marcolli


The fractures of phalanx and metatarsal bones are one of the most frequent in the foot and more generally in the human body. Even if they present with a high incidence, in consideration of the frequent loss of diagnosis, the anatomical segment and the low disability generated, the surgical treatment is performed in the minority of cases.

Classification, indications and surgical technique for all level of lesions are the main topics that need a careful consideration; the fractures of fifth metatarsal bone base need dedicated surgical programmes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Daghino
    • 1
  • Alessandro Massè
    • 1
  • Daniele Marcolli
    • 2
  1. 1.CTO HospitalUniversity of Turin CTO HospitalTurinItaly
  2. 2.Orthopedic divisionAzienda Ospedaliera Ospedale Civile di LMilanoItaly

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