Talar fracture

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Motor vehicle collision. Tender and swollen left ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Comminuted talar fracture with subluxation. 

Left ankle

Modality: CT

There has been interval incomplete reduction of the comminuted talar fracture. There is intra-articular (ankle and subtalar joint) extension and a wedge shaped fragment lying within the talocalcaneal joint space. The posterior talar fragment remains dorsally displaced and the talonavicular joint is anteriorly subluxed.

Modality: X-ray

There has been open reduction internal fixation of the talus. There has been no significant interval change.

Case Discussion

Talar head is at risk of AVN if there is a fracture through the talar neck. 

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Case Information

rID: 28947
Case created: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 26th Feb 2016
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