Painful Big Toe

Authors: Adam L Brown, Karen Pinches / Editor: Jason Kendall / Reviewer: Raja Shahid Ali, Phil Delbridge / Codes: A6, CC1 / Published: 19/10/2023

An 81-year-old gentleman presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with a 3 week history of worsening pain and erythema of his great toe (left foot) despite antibiotics. On examination his left great toe is red, swollen and tender; he has a normal neurovascular exam of the foot.

His x-ray is shown.

Toe late to treat

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