Treatment of Peripheral Talus Fractures

Peripheral talus fractures include injuries to the lateral process, posteromedial talar body, and talar head. These injuries are rare and are often missed. Nonunion with conservative treatment is high and excision can lead to joint instability, rapid arthrosis, and earlier need for arthrodesis. Open reduction internal fixation of most peripheral talus fractures is critical to achieving a good outcome. Open reduction leads to more rapid union and ability to mobilize the ankle and subtalar joints, quicker revascularization of the talus, and lower rates of arthrosis. Surgical treatment can lead to substantial functional improvement and a slowing of the degenerative process.
Source: Foot and Ankle Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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