Talonavicular joint dislocation

Case contributed by Yvette Mellam
Diagnosis almost certain


Inversion injury following a fall down the stairs.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

These foot and ankle x-rays demonstrate a talonavicular joint dislocation in the right foot. The navicular bone demonstrates a proximal intra-articular fracture which is impacted, and is displaced medially in relation to the anterior process of the talus.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a dislocation of the talonavicular joint, with the navicular displaced medially with respect to the anterior process of the talus. The dislocation was reduced under sedation and this patient went on to have outpatient orthopedic follow up.

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