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What are signs of a broken foot that needs immediate medical attention?

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  • The person is seriously injured.
  • Bone is sticking out of skin.
  • Bleeding doesn't stop after several minutes of firm pressure.
  • Blood spurts from the wound.

From: Broken Foot Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Foot fracture;" "Lisfranc Injuries;" and "Fractures of the Calcaneus."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Toe and Forefoot Fractures;" "Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures; "Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture;" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Broken Foot Treatment Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Foot fracture;" "Lisfranc Injuries;" and "Fractures of the Calcaneus."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Toe and Forefoot Fractures;" "Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures; "Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture;" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Broken Foot Treatment Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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