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Talar dislocation with significant lateral displacement of the talus and ankle. No definite plain radiographic evidence of a fracture.
Talar dislocations are secondary to high energy trauma to an inverted,plantar flex foot; often the result of significant falls or car accidents. The prognosis of a talar dislocation is poor, with avascular necrosis and osteoarthritis common after repair due to the bones limited blood supply 1,2.
A recent systematic review of talar dislocations found that 97% of cases were open injuries 1.
- 1. Weston JT, Liu X, Wandtke ME et-al. A systematic review of total dislocation of the talus. Orthop Surg. 2015;7 (2): 97-101. doi:10.1111/os.12167 - Pubmed citation
- 2. Heylen S, De Baets T, Verstraete P. Closed total talus dislocation: a case report. Acta Orthop Belg. 2012;77 (6): 838-42. Pubmed citation