September/October 2009 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 22 Number 5
By Frank Hubbell, DO
Illustrations By T.B.R. Walsh
Injuries to the fingers and toes are very common regardless of whether you are in the backcountry, on the high seas, or at home. We somehow manage to sprain, strain, fracture, or dislocate them with an alarming frequency. These injuries are the bread and butter of emergency medicine. However, when these injuries occur alone, they seldom require 911 and a ride to the local ER via ambulance.