The Diagnosis, Management and Complications Associated with Fractures of the Talus
Barnett J.R1, Ahmad MA1, Khan W2, *, O’ Gorman A.3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 460
Last Page: 466
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-460
Article History:Received Date: 06/02/2017
Revision Received Date: 24/03/2017
Acceptance Date: 16/04/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/05/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Fractures of the talus are uncommon injuries that can have devastating consequences. The blood supply to the talus is tenuous and injuries are associated with a higher incidence of avascular necrosis and malunion. Talar neck fractures are the most common fractures. This review looks at the different types of fractures of the talus, particularly focusing on talar neck fractures. The diagnosis and management are discussed as well as the complications.