Pediatric talus body fracture

Case contributed by Samir Benoudina


Pain, swelling and inability to bear weight on foot. He reported a jump from a height.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male

Non displaced talar body fracture.

Note the typical appearance of a Toddler fracture of the distal tibia.

Annotated image
  • Red: Talar body fracture.

  • Blue: Toddler fracture

  • Arrow: Talar body fracture on the frontal view.

Case Discussion

Pediatric talar fractures are extremely rare1, due to the mainly cartilaginous composition of this bone in children. This gives it a high elastic resilience 2. Neck fractures are the most common; followed by body fractures. Fractures of the talar head are usually secondary to dislocation of the midtarsal joint 3.

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