Talus fractures (foot)

A 41-year-old male was involved in a high speed accident and was referred to us for treatment by David L. Helfet, MD.

Radiographs revealed a right-sided talus fracture. Through a minimally invasive technique, the talus fracture was reduced and fixed using 2 cortical screws.

He continued to return at regular follow-up intervals and healed uneventfully, and at 1 year following fracture surgery he presented with an excellent outcome including excellent radiographic and clinical results, resolution of pain and returned to his pre-injury activities.

  • Figure A, B

    Figure A, B

    (A) Anteroposterior (AP), Canale and lateral radiographs revealing a talus fracture (arrows).

    (B) CT scan images further delineating the talus fracture pattern (arrows).


  • Figure C

    Figure C

    Preoperative plan (top image) and fluoroscopic images following open reduction and internal fixation.


  • Figure D

    Figure D

    AP, mortice and lateral radiographs at 1 year illustrating a healed talus fracture.


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