Talar fracture

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Motor vehicle collision. Tender and swollen left ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Comminuted talar fracture with subluxation. 


Left ankle

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.


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
Published: 24th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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