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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087394/hawkins-type-ii-talar-fracturewithsubtalar-dislocation%C3%A2-a-veryunusualcombination
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Romain Gérard, Nathalie Kerfant, Geoffroy Dubois de Mont Marin, Richard Stern, Mathieu Assal
We report the unusualcase of a 16-year-old young man whosustained a rare association of a Hawkins' type-II talar neck fracture with a completemedialsubtalar dislocation (Hawkins type-IIB) thatoccurred as anisolatedinjuryafter indirect trauma during a soccer game. Followingclosedreduction of the subtalar dislocation, standard radiographs and computedtomography (CT)demonstrated a comminuted fracture of the talus involving the base of the talar neck. Open reductionwasperformed and the fracture wasstabilizedby ORIF...
January 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073376/treatment-and-outcome-prognosis-of-patients-with-high-energy-transsyndesmotic-ankle-fracture-dislocation-the-logsplitter-injury
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Zhe Wang, Xin Tang, Shenglong Li, Xiuhui Wang, Liangfeng Gong, Tao Zhong, Kunzheng Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to retrospectively review the clinical efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for treatment of high-energy transsyndesmotic ankle fracture dislocation-the "Logsplitter" injury. METHODS: Between December 2006 and December 2014, 41 patients (29 males and 12 females; mean age, 41.46 ± 13.42 years) with Logsplitter injury were treated by ORIF procedure. Patients were grouped as typical injury (mainly vertical axial stress) and untypical injury (mainly rotational stress) according to the injury mechanism and the degree of the talus wedged into the distal tibiofibular joint...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073141/-current-recommendations-for-the-therapy-of-dislocated-talus-fractures-weber-and-marti-type-iv-literature-research
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Hans-Joachim Riesner, Falk von Lübken, Sonja Förster, Patricia Lang, Fabian Stuby, Benedikt Friemert, Hans-Georg Palm
Introduction Talar dislocation fractures of type IV (Marti and Weber) are extremely rare injuries with special challenges to the surgeon and poor results. Due to their low incidence and the sparse literature, it is unclear what is the optimal treatment and how complications can be minimised. Material and Methods A literature research was carried out using the online medical database "PubMed". The findings of the literature were then applied to a clinical case of type IV talar dislocation fracture (Marti and Weber)...
January 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068792/arthroscopic-reduction-and-internal-fixation-arif-of-a-comminuted-posterior-talar-body-fracture
#4
Rishin Kadakia, Jeff Konopka, Tristan Rodik, Samra Ahmed, Sameh A Labib
: The talus is the second most common fractured tarsal bone. While their incidence may be low, talus fractures are severe injuries that can lead to long-term disability and pain. Displaced talar body fractures are typically treated through an open approach with the aim of obtaining anatomic reduction and stable fixation. There are several case reports in the literature demonstrating successful management of talus fractures arthroscopically. An arthroscopic approach minimizes soft tissue trauma, which can help decrease postoperative wound complications and infections...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026736/-peripheral-factures-of-the-talus-mid-term-results
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M Peml, P Kálal, P Kopačka, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Peripheral fractures of the talus (lateral talar process and posterior talar process) are rare injuries, easy to miss on examination due to their location and clinical manifestation. They account for 0.3% to 1.0% of all fractures of the talus. An incorrect or late treatment of talar process fractures can result in permanent pain, impingement syndrome, healing in malposition, pseudoarthrosis development and also, due to joint instability, in a potential development of severe subtalar arthritis...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018067/a-rare-combination-of-sagittal-plane-fracture-of-talar-body-with-medial-malleolus-fracture-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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M Arkesh, Sahil Gaba, Saubhik Das, Jeya Venkatesh Palanisamy, Vivek Trikha
Fractures of talus are relatively uncommon injuries with majority of them involving the neck region. Talar body fracture in sagittal plane in combination with medial malleolus fracture is very rare with few cases being reported in the literature earlier. We report such an unusual combination in an adolescent, which was treated with open reduction and internal fixation with screws for both talus and medial malleolus. This was followed by physiotherapy and non-weight bearing till the fracture united.
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994717/evaluation-and-management-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
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REVIEW
Christopher A Looze, Jason Capo, Michael K Ryan, John P Begly, Cary Chapman, David Swanson, Brian C Singh, Eric J Strauss
Osteochondral lesions of the talus are common injuries that affect a wide variety of active patients. The majority of these lesions are associated with ankle sprains and fractures though several nontraumatic etiologies have also been recognized. Patients normally present with a history of prior ankle injury and/or instability. In addition to standard ankle radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are used to characterize the extent of the lesion and involvement of the subchondral bone...
January 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986272/predictors-of-amputation-in-high-energy-forefoot-and-midfoot-injuries
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Zachary M Working, Iain Elliott, Lucas S Marchand, Lance G Jacobson, Angela P Presson, Ami Stuart, David L Rothberg, Thomas F Higgins, Erik N Kubiak
INTRODUCTION: High energy injuries to the midfoot and forefoot are highly morbid injury groups that are relatively unstudied in the literature. Patients sustaining injuries of this region are challenging to counsel at the time of injury because so little is known about the short and long term results of these injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate injury specific factors that were predictive of amputation in patients sustaining high energy midfoot and forefoot injuries...
December 10, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968844/evaluation-of-absorbable-composite-polylactide-hydroxyapatite-bone-fixation-devices-a-cohort-study
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Jianxun Ding, Xiuli Zhuang, Xuesi Chen
BACKGROUND: At present, most bone fixation devices are made of metal, and are applied to prevent the postoperative dislocation of bone fragments. The major issues with such metal bone fixation devices are the necessity for secondary surgery to remove the devices, stress shielding of bone, stimulation and erosion of bone and soft tissue, and limited biocompatibility. To mitigate these problems, we aimed to assess use of a flexible absorbable polymer bone fixation devices. These devices were certified for use in China in September, 2015...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900312/posterior-tibial-tendon-displacement-behind-the-tibia-and-its-interposition-in-an-irreducible-isolated-ankle-dislocation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alessandro Ortolani, Roberto Bevoni, Alessandro Russo, Maurilio Marcacci, Mauro Girolami
Isolated posteromedial ankle dislocation is a rare condition thanks to the highly congruent anatomical configuration of the ankle mortise, in which the medial and lateral malleoli greatly reduce the rotational movement of the talus, and the strength of the ligaments higher than the malleoli affords protection against fractures. However, other factors, like medial malleolus hypoplasia, laxity of the ligaments, peroneal muscle weakness and previous ankle sprains, could predispose to pure dislocation. In the absence of such factors, only a complex high-energy trauma, with a rotational component, can lead to this event...
July 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871101/morphomics-of-the-talus
#11
David Gorman, Ebram Handy, Sikui Wang, Annette L Irwin, Stewart Wang
Previous studies of frontal crash databases reported that ankle fractures are among the most common lower extremity fractures. While not generally life threatening, these injuries can be debilitating. Laboratory research into the mechanisms of ankle fractures has linked dorsiflexion with an increased risk of tibia and fibula malleolus fractures. However, talus fractures were not produced in the laboratory tests and appear to be caused by more complex loading of the joint. In this study, an analysis of the National Automotive Sampling System - Crashworthiness Data System (NASS-CDS) for the years 2004-2013 was conducted to investigate foot-ankle injury rates in front seat occupants involved in frontal impact crashes...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852383/-surgery-of-ipsilateral-hawkins-%C3%A2-talus-neck-and-ankle-joint-fractures-via-internal-and-lateral-approaches-with-herbert-screws
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P Zhang, Q R Dong, Z Y Wang, B Chen, J H Wan, L Wang
Objective: To explore the manual operation skills of operative treatment of ipsilateral Hawkins Ⅲ talus neck and ankle joint fractures via internal and lateral approaches with Herbert screws, and to study the clinical results. Method: From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, the clinical data of 13 patients with ipsilateral Hawkins Ⅲ talus neck and ankle joint fractres via internal and lateral approaches with Herbert screws were retrospectively analyzed in our department.There were 10 males and 3 female, ranging in age from 20 to 60 years with an average age of 31...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762619/simultaneous-bilateral-fractureunilateral-dislocation-of-the-talus
#13
Ümit Aygün, Yalkçn Çalçk, Barçş Alkan, Cengiz Işçk
In this study, we present the case of a 42-year-old man with a fracture and dislocation of the left talus neck, and a fracture of the right talus neck due to a fall. This kind of fracture can be considered rare, and thus few cases have been reported. Fracture fixation was provided through cannulated screws on either side. Splints were removed after 6 weeks, and passive/active joint movement exercises were started. The patient was able to walk with partial weightbearing at 2 months and with full weightbearing at 3 months...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694402/the-effect-of-ankle-posture-on-the-load-pathway-through-the-hindfoot
#14
Chris Smolen, Cheryl E Quenneville
The foot-ankle complex is frequently injured in a wide array of debilitating events such as car crashes. Numerical models and experimental tests have been used to assess injury risk, but most do not account for the variations in ankle posture that frequently occur during these events. In this study, the positions of the bones of the foot-ankle complex (particularly, the hindfoot) were quantified over a range of postures. Computed tomography scans were taken of a male cadaveric leg under axial loading with the ankle in five postures in which fractures are commonly reported...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672576/lateral-subtalar-dislocation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Ewout S Veltman, Ernst Ja Steller, Philippe Wittich, Jort Keizer
A case of complicated lateral subtalar dislocation is presented and the literature concerning this injury is reviewed. Subtalar joint dislocations are rare and often the result of a high-energy trauma. Complications include avascular necrosis of the talus, infection, posttraumatic osteoarthritis requiring arthrodesis and chronic subtalar instability. Negative prognostic factors include lateral and complicated dislocations, total talar extrusions, and associated fractures. A literature search was performed to identify studies describing outcome after lateral subtalar joint dislocation...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600487/pedobarographic-and-radiological-analysis-after-treating-a-talus-neck-fracture
#16
Tuğba Kuru Çolak, İlker Çolak, Eren Timurtaş, Güven Bulut, M Gülden Polat
Misalignment of the talar neck after surgical repair can redistribute the load among the posterior, middle, and anterior facets of the subtalar joints, which can change the joint biomechanics, cause arthritis, and impair function. However, we found no studies analyzing the plantar pressures after treatment of talus neck fracture. We determined the dynamic plantar pedobarographic and radiographic characteristics and ankle range of motion, function, and pain among patients after surgical repair of talar neck fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599437/arthroscopic-management-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#17
REVIEW
Sean T Grambart
Osteochondral fractures of the ankle are typically caused by traumatic injuries of the ankle. Repetitive trauma can lead to further cartilage damage with subsequent increasing size of the lesion, ultimately leading to severe cartilage disorder and degenerative arthritis of the ankle. Arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation has been shown to be a highly successful option for patients with small osteochondral lesions. Studies show a higher failure rate for larger lesions and cystic changes that disrupt the subchondral plate...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586116/on-equal-footing-trends-in-ankle-foot-injuries-for-men-vs-women
#18
Patricia C Dischinger, Joseph A Kufera, Shiu M Ho, Gabriel E Ryb, Stewart Wang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study was to examine trends in ankle/foot (A/F) injuries during the period 2001-2014, in order to determine whether the incidence of these injuries has changed and whether a previously identified difference in risk by gender still existed. In addition, other driver and crash-related risk factors were examined separately for men and women. METHODS: Passenger vehicle drivers aged 16+ were identified from NASS-CDS; weighted data were analyzed for model years 2001-2014...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583114/misdiagnosis-of-talar-body-or-neck-fractures-as-ankle-sprains-in-low-energy-traumas
#19
Ki-Won Young, Young-Uk Park, Jin-Su Kim, Hun-Ki Cho, Ho-Sik Choo, Jang-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: The talus has a very complex anatomical morphology and is mainly fractured by a major force caused by a fall or a traffic accident. Therefore, a talus fracture is not common. However, many recent reports have shown that minor injuries, such as sprains and slips during sports activities, can induce a talar fracture especially in the lateral or posterior process. Still, fractures to the main parts of the talus (neck and body) after ankle sprains have not been reported as occult fractures...
September 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27337117/-talus-fractures-an-update
#20
N Veith, B Braun, M Hell, M T Klein, T Tschernig, P Mörsdorf, J H Holstein, T Pohlemann
Background: Talus fractures are rare and often result from axial trauma. As most of the talus surface is covered by cartilage, the blood supply is limited. Thus talus fractures are seen as one of the most severe fractures and often lead to significant long-term complications. Several studies suggest that the initial fracture classification can lead to correct treatment and that this can influence the long-term outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate the importance of the initial fracture classification in respect to the radiological outcome in a large patient cohort...
June 23, 2016: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
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