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I broke my little toe in a developing country and went to a (by this country's standards) good clinic. They made an X-ray and concluded it is a closed angulated fracture of the 5th proximal phalanx. The doctor seemed unsure about the choice whether to try to perform reduction, as she said it does not always have an effect. I said it was up to her and then she did try (after local anesthesia injection). This ultimately failed to reduce the angle of the fracture though.
I am wondering if this is really a common outcome and if this will hurt me in the long run. It will cost me significant effort to fly to a more developed country on short notice to have the procedure performed again so if there is no point then I will avoid it, but of course if it means the fracture is likely to heal better afterwards then I will.
Quality of healthcare here is quite low on average and it's hard for me to estimate if this procedure normally fails and is just accepted as 'not a big deal'.
I've included the X-ray of the broken toe
Thank you for any replies!
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