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Talar body fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Fall from a height of 3 meters two weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT

There is a complete nondisplaced vertical oblique fracture of the talus involving the body, extending from the dorsal articular surface to the subtalar surface. No subtalar dislocation or other associated fracture is seen. Moderate ankle joint effusion is noted.

Case Discussion

Talar body fractures are less frequent than those of the talar neck (see talar neck fracture).

CT is very helpful to detect bony injury. MRI is superior to CT in the assessment of the associated soft tissue injuries around the ankle.

 

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