Talar neck fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

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High speed motorcycle accident

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is an impacted fracture of the talar neck, with associated soft tissue haematoma.

Cortical lucency along the anteromedial cortex of the left femoral diaphysis is favoured benign, likely a fibrous cortical defect

Case Discussion

Talar neck fractures are often the result of high energy mechanisms such as motorbike accidents. They have a high association with early post operative complications.

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Case information

rID: 48883
Case created: 28th Oct 2016
Last edited: 28th Oct 2016
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