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Talar fracture

Ahmad M Radaideh, Ziad A Audat, Abdullah A Saleh
BACKGROUND Fractures of the talus are uncommon injuries that usually involve the talar neck, rather than the talar body. This report is of a rare case of combined left talar neck fracture and adjacent joint dislocation with an ipsilateral bimalleolar ankle fracture. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old man presented with an injury to his left foot following a motor vehicle accident. When he presented to the hospital emergency department, his left foot and ankle were swollen, the overlying skin was intact but badly contused, and there was no neurovascular deficit...
March 20, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Georgios Alexandridis, Amy C Gunning, Ger D J van Olden, Egbert-Jan M M Verleisdonk, Michiel J M Segers, Luke P H Leenen
PURPOSES: Calcaneal fractures are known to influence patients' quality of life negatively. The type of calcaneal fracture might have a relation with the patient outcome. To inform patients in an early stage on how their calcaneal fracture may affect their lives, knowledge of the fracture characteristics is necessary. This study evaluates the association of type of calcaneal fracture, measurement of conventional radiograph angles, and the Sanders classification with patient-reported outcomes...
March 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Piyush Mahapatra, Ben Rudge, Paul Whittingham-Jones
The case we present suggests that it might be possible to overcompress the syndesmosis, causing subluxation of the talus within the ankle mortise. A 26-year-old female patient had had a Weber Type C ankle fracture internally fixed with a lateral plate and syndesmosis screws. Despite the fibula appearing well reduced and computed tomography imaging showing a well-aligned fibula within the fibular notch, anteromedial subluxation of the talus was present in the ankle mortise. Examination with the patient under anesthesia revealed a stable syndesmosis fixation; however, talar malpositioning was not affected by the foot position...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Rajat Mittal, David Drynan, Ian A Harris, Justine M Naylor
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aims to determine the effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical management for the type B ankle fracture with minimal talar shift. METHODS: Two authors independently systematically searched the following databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL. Only randomized controlled trials were included that evaluated surgical versus non-surgical management of type B ankle fracture with minimal talar shift in adults. Two authors independently performed study selection, risk of bias assessment and data extraction...
March 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jing Luo, Felix S Chew, Alice S Ha
Ankle cheilectomy as surgical treatment for anterior ankle impingement has high rates of procedural success and low rates of complications when performed before the onset of significant osteoarthritis. We present 3 patients who developed insufficiency fractures of the talar neck following cheilectomy for anterior ankle impingement. Due to the high risk of avascular necrosis associated with displaced talar neck fractures, the recognition of talar insufficiency fractures by the radiologist can aid in the timely diagnosis and initiation of intervention...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Kwasi Y Kwaadu
Fractures of the talus are significant injuries with associated significant complications where the recovery zenith is less frequently good to excellent, and more commonly fair to satisfactory. These outcomes are a consequence of combinations of the inherent intrinsic and surrounding anatomy, technical and logistic difficulties in adequate fracture access, and the high-energy mechanisms typically associated with these injuries that further traumatize the surrounding tissues. This article reviews and provides current management recommendations for these devastating injuries...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Ebrahim Izadi, Rahij Anwar, Sarah Phillips, Venu Kavarthapu
Displaced osteochondral fractures of the body of talus quite often require a malleolar osteotomy to gain access to the fracture fragment during internal fixation. We describe a case report in which access to a displaced osteochondral fracture of the lateral talar dome was achieved using an arthroscopy-assisted fibular tunnel approach. This technique resulted in satisfactory fracture healing and a satisfactory clinical outcome.
February 15, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Melissa Corso, Christopher DeGraauw, William Hsu
Introduction: Osteochondral lesions of the tibial plafond account for approximately 2.6% of osteochondral lesions in the ankle. There are few cases describing this lesion in the literature, with little information on mechanism of injury, history/physical findings or recommendations for management. Case Presentation: A 17-year-old male competitive soccer player presented with a 6-7 month history of medial ankle pain after an inversion sprain. He presented with locking and giving way of the ankle with weight-bearing and pushing off the foot to the contralateral side...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Xian-Xun Wang, Chang-Tao Wan, Li Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of compression hollow screws combined with external fixator in treating talar neck fracture of Hawkins III, IV type. METHODS: From March 2010 to August 2014, 15 patients with talar neck fractures of Hawkins III, IV type were treated by open reduction and compression hollow screws fixation complicated with external fixator fixation. Including 9 males and 6 females, aged from 17 to 65 years old with an average of 37.5 years old...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jesús Vilá-Rico, Josep María Cabestany-Castellà, Bernat Cabestany-Perich, César Núñez-Samper, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
BACKGROUND: Anatomic graft reconstruction of the anterior talo-fibular ligament is an alternative for patients who are bad candidates for standard procedures such as a Broström-Gould reconstruction (high-demand athletes, obesity, hyperlaxity or collagen disorders, capsular insufficiency or talar avulsions). The purpose of this study is to describe an all-inside arthroscopic technique for ATFL reconstruction, and the results in a series of patients with chronic ankle instability. METHODS: We reviewed patients with chronic ATFL ruptures treated with an all-inside arthroscopic allograft reconstruction of the ATFL, with a minimum 2-year follow-up...
December 23, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Rachael J Da Cunha, Sydney C Karnovsky, William Schairer, Mark C Drakos
PURPOSE: To delineate the prevalence of chondral lesions, in particular full-thickness talar dome lesions, with concurrent arthroscopy in acute ankle fracture open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) and evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of prospectively collected registry data at our institution from 2012 to 2016. Consecutive patients who underwent acute ankle fracture ORIF with concurrent arthroscopy were identified...
February 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Eun Hae Park, Kwang-Bok Lee
RATIONALE: A nondisplaced chip fracture can be missed on MRI. Opposed-phase imaging from mDixon MRI produces an interesting artifact called black boundary artifact. This artifact can provide better contrast at the fracture line resulting in better depiction of a small chip fracture on MRI. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of small nondisplaced chip fracture at the lateral talar dome that was well delineated only with the aid of a black boundary artifact after using T2-weighted opposed-phase imaging from turbo spin-echo two-point modified Dixon ankle MRI...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Siem A Dingemans, Merel F N Birnie, Manouk Backes, Vincent M de Jong, Jan S Luitse, J Carel Goslings, Tim Schepers
PURPOSE: Infectious complications following lower extremity fracture surgery are a major concern and account for a substantial socio-economic burden to society. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a new portable single-use negative pressure wound therapy device in patients undergoing major foot ankle surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing major foot ankle fracture surgery at a single level 1 trauma centre were eligible for this prospective case series...
January 29, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Giuseppe Caracchini, Michele Pietragalla, Alioscia De Renzis, Michele Galluzzo, Mattia Carbone, Marcello Zappia, Anna Russo, Federico Greco, Vittorio Miele
INTRODUCTION: The talus is the second largest bone of the foot. It is fundamental to ensure normal ankle-foot movements as it connects the leg and the foot. Talar fractures are usually due to high energy traumas (road accidents, high level falls). They are not common as they account for 3-5% of ankle and foot fractures and 0.85% of all body fractures. However, talar fractures not correctly diagnosed and treated can lead to avascular necrosis of the astragalus, pseudoarthrosis, early osteoarthrisis and ankle instability, declining the quality of life of patients...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
John M Marzo, Melissa A Kluczynski, Corey Clyde, Mark J Anders, Christopher E Mutty, Christopher A Ritter
For AO 44-B2 ankle fractures of uncertain stability, the current diagnostic standard is to obtain a gravity stress radiograph, but some have advocated for the use of weight-bearing radiographs. The primary aim was to compare measures of medial clear space (MCS) on weight-bearing cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans versus gravity stress radiographs for determining the state of stability of ankle fractures classified as AO SER 44-B2 or Weber B. The secondary aim was to evaluate the details offered by CBCT scans with respect to other findings that may be relevant to patient care...
December 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Philippe Hernigou, Arnaud Dubory, Charles Henri Flouzat Lachaniette, Issam Khaled, Nathalie Chevallier, Helene Rouard
PURPOSE: Avascular necrosis of the talus is one of the most notable complications associated with talar neck fractures with frequent evolution of the osteonecrosis into a difficult arthrodesis. We tested whether the injection of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could improve the repair process of the osteonecrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five early (without collapse) post-traumatic talus osteonecroses (group 1; study group) were treated between 1995 and 2012 with percutaneous injection of progenitor cells (autologous bone marrow concentrate from the iliac crest)...
January 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Jae-Man Kwak, Sung-Keun Heo, Gu-Hee Jung
BACKGROUND: Open total extrusion of the talus without concomitant fracture is an extremely rare injury. We present 6-year follow-up data of a patient treated using a temporary spanning external fixator and less invasive single K-wire fixation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Asian man who had a totally extruded talus without fracture underwent immediate reimplantation surgery. A spanning external fixator with single antegrade K-wire fixation was applied to maintain the reimplanted talus...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Swapnil Kothadia, Umesh Birole, Ashish Ranade
Fracture of talus with Salter-Harris injury of the distal end of tibia is a rare injury in paediatric age group. The authors report a case of a 13-year-old male child who sustained type IV Salter-Harris injury to the medial malleolus with coronal spilt along with spilt and depressed fracture of the neck of talus and fracture of the lateral process of talus with stable compression fracture of spine sustained due to fall from 6 meters height. CT scan delineated the morphology of fracture pattern and helped in preoperative planning...
November 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Christoph Sommer, Sean E Nork, Matthew Graves, Michael Blauth, Mark Rudin, Karl Stoffel
INTRODUCTION: The management of pilon fractures remains a challenging issue. Due to the complexity of factors that influence the outcome, it has been questioned if anatomical reductions of articular fracture are relevant. The lack of a commonly accepted assessment of quality of fracture reduction compounded the uncertainty of the importance of anatomical reduction in pilon fracture. The current study aimed to define parameters that can better assess the reduction quality and to investigate the influence of reduction quality on functional outcomes...
December 2017: Injury
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