The empty toe phenomenon: a type of closed degloving.

  title={The empty toe phenomenon: a type of closed degloving.},
  author={James D. Flaherty and Dr J. A. Evans and P R Danahy},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  volume={27 7},
A 46-year-old man sustained a crush injury, including several phalangeal fractures and vascular disruption, when his left foot was run over by a forklift truck. Although the skin was not broken, the middle and distal phalanges of his second toe were displaced, appearing absent on radiography. This was a closed degloving injury, a rare form of trauma involving tissue separation without skin disruption. Closed degloving injuries, which can occur in conjunction with bone displacement in the toes… CONTINUE READING

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