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Talus fractures

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
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...
September 30, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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
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...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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
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
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
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
Ersin Ercin, Mustafa Gokhan Bilgili, Mehmet Gamsizkan, Serdar Avsar
Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors. They are usually asymptomatic and found incidentally. When symptomatic, the symptoms are usually due to its location and size. Fracture of an osteochondroma presenting as posterior ankle impingement is a rare condition. We describe a 22-year-old man with solitary exostosis who presented with a posterior ankle mass and posterior ankle impingement with 2 years of follow-up. Surgical intervention was the treatment of choice in this patient, and histologic examination revealed a benign osteochondroma...
May 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Stéphane Leduc, Marie-Lyne Nault, Dominique M Rouleau, Jonah Hebert-Davies
Foot and ankle fractures are sometimes seen as routine and easy to treat. However, many fractures vary from typical patterns and require more complex management. Obtaining good outcomes in these situations can be challenging. Often, the difference between average and good results has to do with preoperative planning and good surgical technique. This article outlines numerous techniques and tricks that are not always mentioned in classic textbooks. It focuses on ankle, talus, calcaneus, and midfoot fractures, and discusses numerous techniques and aids to avoid potential problems that may be encountered intraoperatively...
June 2016: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Benjamin J Grear
This review article provides an overview of talus fractures. Special attention is given to the clinical literature that evaluates the timing of surgical management for displaced talus fractures. Several series support delayed definitive fixation for talus fractures, suggesting displaced fractures do not necessitate emergent surgical fixation.
July 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Ryan T Anderson, Douglas J Pacaccio, Christopher M Yakacki, R Dana Carpenter
Tibio-talo-calcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis is an end-stage treatment for patients with severe degeneration of the ankle joint. This treatment consists of using an intramedullary nail (IM) to fuse the calcaneus, talus, and tibia bones together into one construct. Poor bone quality within the joint prior to surgery is common and thus the procedure has shown complications due to non-union. However, a new FDA-approved IM nail has been released that houses a nickel titanium (NiTi) rod that uses its inherent pseudoelastic material properties to apply active compression across the fusion site...
September 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Hasan Raza Mohammad, Anand Pillai
Foot fractures vary in severity with complex midfoot fractures having poor morbidity rates and high amputation rates. Complex midfoot fractures are rarely reported since they are uncommon and only treated in specialist centres. Given the important role of the midfoot in foot function, reconstruction is preferable. Soft tissue management on the dorsal aspect of the foot poses further challenges to reconstructive surgeons. We report a case of a 55-year-old woman who sustained an open 3C Gustilo-Anderson fracture that was initially treated with open reduction internal fixation and free flap...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Wenxin Niu, Yan Wang, Ming Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Foot and ankle impact injury is common in geriatric trauma and often leads to fracture of rearfoot, including calcaneus and talus. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of foot impact on the risk of calcaneus and talus fracture via finite element analysis. METHODS: A three-dimensional finite element model of foot and ankle was constructed based on magnetic resonance images of a female aged 28. The foot sustained a 7-kg passive impact through a foot plate...
2016: PloS One
Michael A Maceroli, Christopher Wong, Roy W Sanders, John P Ketz
OBJECTIVES: To assess the healing and radiographic outcomes of displaced and comminuted talar neck fractures treated with medial position screws augmented with lateral minifragment plate fixation. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Two level I trauma centers. PATIENTS: The records of 26 patients with displaced and comminuted talar neck fractures who underwent open reduction and internal fixation with medial-sided position screws augmented with lateral minifragment plates...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Z Y Wang, X B Wu
Ankle joint fracture is one of the most common types of fracture. There are many researches on the injury mechanism, treatment principles and surgical techniques. A type of injury which combines posterior dislocation of fibula, known as the Bosworth injury, is relatively rare. In 1947, Bosworth first described this type of injury as an unusual ankle fracture dislocation with fixed posterior fracture dislocation of the distal part of the fibula. In this type of fracture, the proximal fibular shaft fragment locks behind the tibialis posterior tubercle...
April 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Gregory A Lundeen, Linda J Dunaway
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has become a successful treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis. Some patients may still have pain or may present with new pain. Suggested sources of medial pain include tibialis posterior tendonitis, impingement, or medial malleolar stress fracture. Etiology and treatment remain unclear. The objective of our study was to evaluate patients with delayed-onset medial malleolar pain following TAA who underwent treatment with percutaneous medial malleolar screw placement and propose an etiology...
August 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Jisook Yi, Jang Gyu Cha, Young Koo Lee, Bo Ra Lee, Chan Hong Jeon
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of a three-dimensional (3D) T2-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) magnetic resonance (MR) sequence compared with two-dimensional (2D) sequence for diagnosing anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) tears, chondral lesion of the talus (CLT) and os subfibulare/avulsion fracture of the distal fibula (OSF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five patients were included, who had undergone ankle MRI with 3D T2-weighted FSE and 2D T2-weighted FSE sequences, as well as subsequent ankle arthroscopy, between November 2013 and July 2014...
July 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Kelly C McInnis, Lindsay N Ramey
Stress fractures are common overuse injuries in athletes. They occur during periods of increased training without adequate rest, disrupting normal bone reparative mechanisms. There are a host of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including biochemical and biomechanical, that put athletes at risk. In most stress fractures, the diagnosis is primarily clinical, with imaging indicated at times, and management focused on symptom-free relative rest with advancement of activity as tolerated. Overall, stress fractures in athletes have an excellent prognosis for return to sport, with little risk of complication...
March 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Tetyana Gorbachova, Peter S Wang, Bing Hu, Jay C Horrow
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the significance of plantar talar head injury (PTHI) in predicting osseous and soft tissue injuries on ankle MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The IRB approved this HIPAA-compliant retrospective study. The study group consisted of 41 ankle MRIs with PTHI that occurred at our institution over a 5 ½ year period. Eighty MRIs with bone injuries in other locations matched for age, time interval since injury, and gender formed a control group. Injuries to the following structures were recorded: medial malleolus, lateral malleolus/distal fibula, posterior malleolus, talus, calcaneus, navicular, cuboid, lateral, medial and syndesmotic ligaments, spring ligament complex, and extensor digitorum brevis (EDB) muscle...
June 2016: Skeletal Radiology
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