Talus Fractures

Case Example

A 41-year-old male was involved in a high speed accident and was taken to the Orthopedic Trauma Service of Hospital for Special Surgery for treatment by David L. Helfet, MD. Radiographs revealed a right-sided talus fracture. Through a minimally invasive technique, the talus fracture was reduced and fixed using 2 cortical screws. He continued to return at regular follow-up intervals and healed uneventfully, and at 1 year following fracture surgery he presented with an excellent outcome including excellent radiographic and clinical results, resolution of pain and returned to his pre-injury activities.

radiographs and ct scan revealing talus fracture from a case example presented by the orthopedic trauma service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Anteroposterior, Canale and lateral radiographs revealing a talus fracture (arrows). CT scan images further delineating the talus fracture pattern (arrows).

preoperative plan and fluoroscopic images following ORIF from a case example of a talus fracture from the orthopedic trauma service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Pre-operative plan (top image) and fluoroscopic images following open reduction and internal fixation.

radiographs 1 year illustrating healed talus fracture from a case example presented by the orthopedic trauma service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Anteroposterior, mortice and lateral radiographs at 1 year illustrating a healed talus fracture.

Research Publications

The HSS Orthopedic Trauma Service has conducted many studies. Please see our publications on talus fractures.

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