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I take it you mean the fourth digit on the foot.
The Orthopedist is correct.
With some relatively rare exceptions phlangeal fractures... toe fractures, require nothing more than buddy taping and time to heal.
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Pay particular attention to the section entitled 'fracture of the lesser toes' and then to the treatment section.
If your son saw an Orthopedist then you may have every confidence that he is being properly managed though I understand your concern as my son, as well, plays soccer, and if he can't play he is very unhappy indeed.
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