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What are the complications of a broken foot?
As with any injury, complications may occur.
Broken bones may fail to heal, causing a non-union that may require surgery
If the fracture line enters a joint surface,
may develop, even if
the joint surface has been aligned by surgery.
Open fractures may be complicated by infection and damage to underlying
structures like tendons, arteries, and nerves.
Though it is uncommon, crush injuries to the foot may cause significant
swelling in the tight spaces of the foot, leading to
Should the pressure in one of these compartments rise above the patient's
blood pressure, blood flow to the rest of the foot may be compromised. This is a surgical emergency and fasciotomies, incisions
into the foot compartment, are performed to allow space for the swelling to occur,
relieve the pressure, and restore blood supply to the foot.