Orthopedics Book


Lateral Talar Fracture

Aka: Lateral Talar Fracture, Talar Fracture of Lateral Process, Snowboarder's Fracture, Lateral Process Talar Fracture
  1. See Also
    1. Osteochondritis Dissecans of Talus
    2. Talus Fracture
    3. Talar Dome Fracture
    4. Posterior Talar Fracture
    5. Osteochondritis Dissecans of Talus
    6. Foot Fracture
    7. Calcaneus Fracture
  2. Mechanism
    1. Rapid foot inversion with ankle dorsiflexion
  3. Signs
    1. Tender anterior and inferior to lateral malleolus
  4. Radiology: Ankle XRay
    1. Fracture best seen on mortise view
    2. Subtalar effusion may be present on lateral view
  5. Management
    1. Non-weight bearing Short Leg Cast indications
      1. Small fragment displaced less than 2 mm
    2. Surgical management
      1. Large or displaced Fracture fragment
  6. References
    1. Judd (2002) Am Fam Physician 66(5):785-94 [PubMed]

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