Show abstract Hide abstract ABSTRACT Twenty-seven patients were examined on an average of 5 years after sustaining a vertical fracture of the talus. One patient had bilateral fractures. This view is particularly useful intraoperatively to assess the reconstruction of a talar neck fracture with associated medial combination and to confirm that varus misalignment has been avoided. Anterolateral approach is usuallyy applied for treatment of talus fracture. Fractures of the talus are uncommon injuries that can have devastating consequences. The blood supply to the talus is tenuous and injuries are associated with a higher incidence of avascular necrosis and malunion.
Talus Fracture Prognosis Talar fractures Introduction Classification Clinical Presentation Complications Introduction Talar fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, but they can be associated with significant complications. Fractures of the talus are rare but are often associated with long-term disability. There are four main types of talar fractures. Neck and body fractures are the most common talar fracture and may be associated with subtalar dislocation. II Cystic and/or osteosclerotic lesions, normal contour of talus, no subchondral fracture. III Crescent sign or subchondral Orthop 1997, in press. Morris HD, Hand WL, Dunn AW. The modied Blair fusion for fractures of the talus.
Plain radiographic imaging of the foot and ankle are used to diagnose fractures of the talus. The views obtained depend on the particular fracture. Computed tomography scanning is used to evaluate displacement and to plan surgery. The most significant complication of talus fractures is avascular necrosis AVN due to the non-redundant blood supply of the talus. Fractures of the talar neck are at greatest risk for AVN. Description
Talus Fracture Diagnosed and Treated at Mercy Medical Center. At The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, our surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot injuries, including talus fractures. Talus fracture seen on X-ray. joins with the two leg bones tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint and allows for upward and downward motion of the ankle. What are the symptoms of a talus fracture?