Talus Fractures: Types, Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery (2022)

Overview

What is a talus fracture?

Your talus is a bone in your foot that connects your ankle to your leg. A talus fracture is a break in this bone. Your talus joins with your tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) to form your ankle joint. This joint allows for the up and down movement of your foot. Your talus sits above your heel bone (calcaneus), forming your subtalar joint. This joint allows for the side-to-side movement of your foot.

Your talus helps transfer weight across your ankle joint. It’s mostly covered in cartilage. Cartilage is a slippery material that allows your bones to move smoothly against each other. A talus fracture can cause a significant loss of motion and function because of how important it is for ankle movement.

What are the different types of talus fractures?

Your talus bone can break in different places and different ways. Talus bone fractures include:

  • Neck. The most common type of talar fracture occurs in the mid-section of your talus. This is called the neck. The neck is between the “body” of your talus, which is under your tibia by your ankle joint, and the “head” of your talus, which is farther down your foot.
  • Lateral process. The outside of your talus bone is called the lateral process. These types of fractures occur when your ankle is forced outward to the side. Lateral process talus fractures are commonly seen in snowboarders and are sometimes called “snowboarder fractures.”
  • Avulsion fractures. A talar avulsion fracture occurs when a small part of your talus bone pulls away from the rest of the bone where it’s attached to a ligament or tendon.
  • Stress fractures. A talar stress fracture is a small crack in your talus bone. This type of fracture happens because of overuse or repeated stress put on your talus bone.

How are talus fractures classified?

Talus fractures are classified by how much the talus or pieces of bone have moved out of their normal position. These classifications include:

  • Minimally displaced or stable. The talus bone is only slightly out of place and the broken ends of your bones still line up correctly or almost correctly.
  • Displaced. The talus bone breaks and the pieces move out of their normal position.
  • Open or compound. The talus bone breaks through your skin. The surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments may be affected as well.

Symptoms and Causes

What are the symptoms of a talus fracture?

The most common symptoms of a talus fracture include severe ankle pain and swelling. Other symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty walking.
  • Inability to place weight on your foot.
  • Bruising.
  • Tenderness.
  • Fracture blisters (fluid-filled blisters on your skin).

How do talus fractures happen?

Talus fractures most commonly occur due to high-energy injuries. These injuries include car and motorcycle accidents and falls from significant heights. Talus fractures occur due to sports injuries, too. Many snowboarders break their talus bones. Sometimes, talus fractures occur due to twisting your ankle, which can result in small chips breaking off the edges of your talus.

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Diagnosis and Tests

How is a talus fracture diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your ankle and foot, looking for swelling, bruises and cuts. They may:

  • Ask you to move your toes, checking for nerve damage.
  • Check the pulses in your foot, to ensure a good blood supply.
  • Make sure fluid isn’t building up in the muscles of your leg. This is called compartment syndrome, which can result in a loss of feeling and function in your leg.
  • Examine you for other injuries, depending on the cause of your injury.

Your healthcare provider may also request the following imaging tests:

  • X-ray. An X-ray can show if your talus is broken, if the bone fragments are in place and how many bone fragments there are.
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan can show the severity of your injury by producing a cross-sectional image of your foot.

Management and Treatment

What is the treatment for a talus fracture?

Treatment for a talus fracture depends on the type of fracture and the severity of your injury. First, you’ll be placed in a splint to keep your foot and ankle from moving. If your fracture is stable and your joints are well-aligned, surgery may not be necessary. Your healthcare provider may recommend:

  • Casting. A cast holds together the bones in your foot and ankle while they heal. Typically, you’ll have to wear the cast for six to eight weeks and put minimal pressure on your foot.
  • Rehabilitation. After the cast is removed, you’ll be given exercises to help restore the strength and function of your foot and ankle.

For most talus fractures, ankle surgery will be recommended because of the high-energy force that caused the injury. If your bones are out of place, a foot and ankle surgeon will perform surgery to reset them.

If your bone is broken into several pieces, your surgeon may perform an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). With an ORIF, your bone fragments are put back in place and held together with a metal plate and/or screws until your bone heals.

If there’s too much swelling, your surgeon may place you in an external fixator. With an external fixator, your surgeon will place large pins in your bones to hold them in place. The pins are visible from the outside of your skin and are held together with special bars. After the swelling goes down, your surgeon may try an ORIF again.

What are the complications of an untreated talus fracture or a talus fracture that doesn’t heal properly?

A talus fracture can cause difficult complications if left untreated or if it doesn’t heal correctly. These complications include:

  • Posttraumatic arthritis. Your talus bone is covered in cartilage. When you injure your talus, you also injure the cartilage around it. When your cartilage becomes uneven, it can lead to wear and tear in the joint. This can cause arthritis.
  • Malunion. A malunion means the fractured bone healed in an abnormal position. A malunion can lead to long-term problems like difficulty walking.
  • Nonunion. A nonunion means the fractured bone didn’t heal after an extended period of time.
  • Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis. Blood supply to your talus bone can be interrupted because of a fracture. Without the correct blood supply, your bone cells die. This can lead to the collapse of your bone.
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Outlook / Prognosis

What can I expect of the recovery process with a talus fracture?

After surgery, you’ll experience some pain. Your healthcare provider can prescribe a medication to help with the pain. These medications may include opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or local anesthetics.

Once your talus bone is healed, your healthcare provider may recommend rehabilitation or physical therapy to help improve the function of your ankle. Exercises can help with your range of motion, stability and strength in your foot and ankle.

When you start walking again, you may have to wear a special boot or use a cane. You won’t be able to put full weight on your foot for a few months.

Your healthcare provider will want to take X-rays to make sure the bone has healed properly, too.

What is the long-term prognosis for a talus fracture?

With or without surgery, your foot will be in a cast or splint. You won’t be able to put any weight on it or walk on it. Depending on the complexity of your injury, you may have to wear the cast for eight to 12 weeks or more.

The more severe your injury, the longer your foot will be in a cast. You may have persistent pain, stiffness and swelling even after the bone heals. After treatment, many people may return to normal activities after your healthcare provider gives you clearance to do so.

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When can I go back to work?

Depending on the severity of your injury and the type of job you have, you may not be able to return to work right away. Most people don’t return to work for at least two weeks. If you’re on your feet all day, you may not be able to return to work for up to a year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you walk on a talus fracture?

It depends on the type of talus fracture you have. A talus fracture can be a severe injury. A talus fracture can result in a significant loss of motion and function of your ankle and foot joints. This can affect your ability to walk and bear weight on your foot.

How long does it take for a talus fracture to heal?

Depending on the complexity of your injury, you may have to wear a cast for three months or more. You may have pain, swelling and stiffness even after the cast is removed.

What does a talus fracture feel like?

A talus fracture is a high-impact injury. People describe talus fractures as extremely painful.

How do you fix a broken talus?

Some talus fractures can be corrected by casting and rehabilitation. However, most talus fractures require surgery to correct the alignment of your bones.

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A note from Cleveland Clinic

A talus fracture is a painful injury usually caused by a high-impact accident such as a car accident or fall. If you have a talus fracture, you’ll want to be seen by your healthcare provider right away. Talus fractures usually require surgery to repair. You’ll be in a cast for a minimum of two weeks (for a simple fracture) and up to 12 weeks or more depending on the severity of your injury. While a talus fracture can cause pain, treatment will help with the healing process, and you’ll be back to normal activity as soon as possible.

FAQs

What is the treatment for a talus fracture? ›

Many talus fractures require surgery because of the high-energy force that creates the injury. Stable, well-aligned fractures, however, can often be treated without surgery. This is usually done with a combination of immobilization and then rehabilitation.

How long does it take to recover from a talus fracture? ›

Recovery can be prolonged. No weight or walking on the leg will be allowed for 8-12 weeks. Once the bone is healed, exercise and physical therapy is started to maximize the function of the ankle. You should expect some swelling around the foot for several months after the procedure.

Can you walk with a broken talus? ›

You should be able to walk on it, but not without pain. Displaced. The pain, swelling, and tenderness are greater. You may not be able to put weight on the injured ankle.

Do all talus fractures need surgery? ›

Talus fractures may be treated in a cast, or surgery may be recommended. Nonsurgical Treatment: Nonsurgical treatment is recommended for fractures in which the pieces of bones remain close together, and the joint surfaces are well aligned.

Do talus fractures need surgery? ›

Because the talus is important for ankle movement, a fracture often results in significant loss of motion and function. A talus fracture that does not heal properly can lead to serious complications, including chronic pain. For this reason, many talus fractures require surgery but a foot surgeon.

What is talus surgery? ›

Talar surgery puts the talus bone back together as best as possible. During surgery you may have a general anesthetic and be completely asleep or have your leg numbed with a nerve block. The bone is exposed with one or two incisions and the broken pieces are realigned.

What happens if talus bone dies? ›

Avascular necrosis of the talus can be quite devastating and lead to total loss of the ankle joint with arthritis, deformity and pain. The development of AVN is determined to a large extent by the type of the talus fracture.

What type of bone is the talus? ›

The talus is considered a short bone and is one of the main bones of the ankle.

What pain medicine is best for broken bones? ›

Medications. A pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), or a combination of the two, can reduce pain and inflammation. If you're experiencing severe pain, your health care provider might prescribe stronger pain medications.

Can a talus bone be replaced? ›

The talus spacer is made for each patient individually, modeled from computed tomography (CT) imaging, and is fitted to a patient's specific anatomy. During the replacement surgery, the patient's talus bone is removed and replaced with the implant, which is made from cobalt chromium alloy.

Where is talus located? ›

The talus is the second biggest bone in the back of your foot (your hindfoot). Only the calcaneus (heel) bone is bigger. The talus meets your tibia (shin bone) and fibula (calf bone) to form your ankle joint.

Where does a talus fracture hurt? ›

Talus fracture causes significant ankle pain, difficulty bearing weight on the ankle, and swelling around the ankle joint.

Is the talus a weight bearing bone? ›

Introduction. The talus is the second largest bone in the hindfoot region of the human body. Responsible for transmitting body weight and forces passing between the lower leg and the foot.

Why does my talus bone hurt? ›

Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT):

A sudden injury can damage the cartilage present on top of the Talus bone (heel bone). It usually happens after an injury like an ankle sprain. If the cartilage fails to heal properly after the injury, it begins to break off and lead to OLT or Talar dome lesion.

Is talar and talus the same? ›

The talus is composed of a body, neck and head, and posterior and lateral processes. The talar body is wedge-shaped, wider anteriorly than posteriorly and largely covered by articular cartilage.

Why is the talus a key bone of the ankle? ›

The talus is the key bone of the foot due to its location between the ankle and the subtalar joints. Through the flexion and extension of the ankle joint, the talus is the "propulsive bone" situated at the root of the first ray and the hallux.

What is OCD of the talus? ›

An osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT) is an area of abnormal, damaged cartilage and bone on the top of the talus bone (the lower bone of the ankle joint). This condition is also known as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talus or a talar osteochondral lesion (OCL).

Can you bruise your talus? ›

Acute bone bruises of the talus after ankle injury need to be managed differently from osteochondral defects. Bone bruises have a benign course, but there may be persistent edema. A bone bruise should not delay rehabilitation unless symptoms persist or significant edema is close to the subchondral plate.

What is a talar dome fracture? ›

A talar dome lesion is a complication that arises from injuries like ankle sprains that cause permanent damage to the cartilage that covers your talus (ankle bone).

How rare is a talus fracture? ›

In general, talar fractures are uncommon, constituting less than 1% of all fractures in the human body and between 3% and 6% of fractures of the foot.

What are talus slopes? ›

Talus slopes are a type in which debris piles up to a characteristic angle of repose. When new debris is added to the slope, thereby locally increasing the angle, the slope adjusts by movement of the debris to reestablish the angle.

What is the function of ankle? ›

The ankle joint allows up-and-down movement of the foot. The subtalar joint sits below the ankle joint, and allows side-to-side motion of the foot. Numerous ligaments (made of tough, moveable tissue) surround the true ankle and subtalar joints, binding the bones of the leg to each other and to those of the foot.

How do you increase blood flow to bones? ›

Stretching. With just a few minutes of basic stretching a couple of times a day, you can drastically improve your circulation. Stretching works to increase blood flow to your body's tissues and organs.

Why is talus important? ›

Where the talus meets the foot bones, it forms the subtler joint. This joint is important for walking on uneven ground. Besides connecting the foot to the leg and body, the talus helps transfer weight and pressure across the ankle joint.

Which muscles attach to talus? ›

No muscles are attached to the talus but many ligaments are attached to the bone, creating stability in the ankle, subtalar and calcaneonavicular joints. On the lateral side, the joint is held together by the posterior talofibular and anterior talofibular ligaments.

What is the talus also known as? ›

The talus (plural: tali 4), also known as the astragalus 4, is a tarsal bone in the hindfoot that articulates with the tibia, fibula, calcaneus, and navicular bones. It has no muscular attachments and around 60% of its surface is covered by articular cartilage.

When does a fracture need surgery? ›

The more severe the fracture is, the more likely it is that surgery will be recommended. For example, an open or comminuted fracture will require surgery to ensure that the bone fully grows back together and safely supports your weight.

What is the fastest way to heal a broken ankle? ›

Rest: Rest is key. Staying off your injury will help you heal faster. You will likely wear a cast to help keep the foot and ankle immobilized. Ice: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time to help with swelling and inflammation.

What are bone healing medications? ›

Anabolic medication such as teriparatide, a synthetic form of a parathyroid hormone, increases the rate of bone formation and can help acute fractures and nonunion fractures to heal. It may speed healing by increasing the concentration of calcium in the blood and stimulating bones to grow new tissue.

What is the success rate of ankle replacement surgery? ›

Total ankle replacement with newer types of prosthesis yields good to very good intermediate-term and long-term results, with mean success rates of up to 90% at 10 years (range, 68–100%).

What is a subtalar implant? ›

Subtalar arthroereisis is a surgical procedure that involves placing an implant that has the appearance of a threaded cylinder into the sinus tarsi between the talus and calcaneus (heel) to stabilize the foot.

How do they do an ankle replacement? ›

Your surgeon will make an incision in your ankle to access the affected joint. Next, your surgeon will remove the damaged parts of your tibia and talus bones. Your surgeon will attach artificial metal joints to the remaining bone surfaces, with a piece of plastic inserted between them.

How many talus bones are there? ›

The talus has joints with the two bones of the lower leg, the tibia and thinner fibula. These leg bones have two prominences (the lateral and medial malleoli) that articulate with the talus.
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What are parts of the talus? ›

The talus has been described as having three main components: head, neck, and body. It is an irregular saddle-shaped bone. The talar body has a curved smooth trochlear surface, also known as the talar dome, which is covered with hyaline cartilage and convex from front to back.

How do I identify my talus bone? ›

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How many ligaments attach to the talus? ›

Two of these – the anterior talofibular ligament, and the posterior talofibular ligament- attach to the talus. The third calcaneofibular ligament attaches to the calcaneus, or heel bone.

What exercise is good for ankle pain? ›

Ankle Rotations

Raise your foot about 20 inches off the floor. Then with your toe upward, rotate the foot to the left and then back to the right. Hold for 10 seconds then return to starting position. Repeat 20 times for each leg.

How do you stop ankle pain? ›

Do
  1. rest and raise your ankle when you can.
  2. put an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel on your ankle for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.
  3. wear wide comfortable shoes with a low heel and soft sole.
  4. use soft insoles or heel pads in your shoes.
  5. wrap a bandage around your ankle to support it.

What happens if you break your talus bone? ›

You will have to wear a cast and avoid putting weight on your foot for six to eight weeks. After the cast has been removed, your doctor may give you exercises to restore the strength and range of motion of your foot and ankle. Most talus fractures need surgery to avoid complications.

Why does my talus bone hurt? ›

Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT):

A sudden injury can damage the cartilage present on top of the Talus bone (heel bone). It usually happens after an injury like an ankle sprain. If the cartilage fails to heal properly after the injury, it begins to break off and lead to OLT or Talar dome lesion.

Is talus part of foot or ankle? ›

The talus is in your ankle, toward the back of your foot. It's the point where the two bones in your lower leg — your tibia and fibula — meet your foot.

Why is my talus sore? ›

Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus (OLT)

A sudden injury like a sprain can damage cartilage on your talus (heel bone) or cause fractures, blisters or sores in the bone underneath. You might notice a catch in your ankle, or it could lock up or still hurt months after a treated injury, which could be an OLT.

What is talus surgery? ›

Talar surgery puts the talus bone back together as best as possible. During surgery you may have a general anesthetic and be completely asleep or have your leg numbed with a nerve block. The bone is exposed with one or two incisions and the broken pieces are realigned.

Can a talus bone be replaced? ›

The talus spacer is made for each patient individually, modeled from computed tomography (CT) imaging, and is fitted to a patient's specific anatomy. During the replacement surgery, the patient's talus bone is removed and replaced with the implant, which is made from cobalt chromium alloy.

What type of bone is the talus? ›

The talus is considered a short bone and is one of the main bones of the ankle.

What exercise is good for ankle pain? ›

Ankle Rotations

Raise your foot about 20 inches off the floor. Then with your toe upward, rotate the foot to the left and then back to the right. Hold for 10 seconds then return to starting position. Repeat 20 times for each leg.

Is the talus a weight bearing bone? ›

Introduction. The talus is the second largest bone in the hindfoot region of the human body. Responsible for transmitting body weight and forces passing between the lower leg and the foot.

Where is talus found? ›

The talus is an important bone of the ankle joint that is located between the calcaneus (heel bone) and the fibula and tibia in the lower leg.

Which muscles attach to talus? ›

No muscles are attached to the talus but many ligaments are attached to the bone, creating stability in the ankle, subtalar and calcaneonavicular joints. On the lateral side, the joint is held together by the posterior talofibular and anterior talofibular ligaments.

What is the talus also known as? ›

The talus (plural: tali 4), also known as the astragalus 4, is a tarsal bone in the hindfoot that articulates with the tibia, fibula, calcaneus, and navicular bones. It has no muscular attachments and around 60% of its surface is covered by articular cartilage.

OverviewWhat is a talus fracture?Your talus is a bone in your foot that connects your ankle to your leg. A talus fracture is a break in this bone. Your talus joins with your tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) to form your ankle joint. This joint allows for the up and down movement of your foot. Your...

A talus fracture is a break in this bone.. Talus bone fractures include:. The most common symptoms of a talus fracture include severe ankle pain and swelling.. A cast holds together the bones in your foot and ankle while they heal.. Some talus fractures can be corrected by casting and rehabilitation.

A talus fracture usually results from serious trauma to the foot. We’ll explain the types, how they’re treated, and the recovery timeline.

The break can usually heal without surgery.. If a piece of broken bone pierces the skin, it’s considered an open or compound fracture.. Surgery to treat an open talus fracture often involves much more than lining up the broken pieces of bone.. A stress fracture or chip may feel more like a sprained ankle .. You’ll feel pain and tenderness, especially when walking on it.. This can sometimes lead people to put off getting an exam and treatment, when early treatment could speed up their recovery.. If your doctor suspects a talus fracture, they’ll carefully examine your ankle, checking for obvious displacement.. Your doctor does this to check for nerve damage.. Damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint can develop into arthritis down the road, even if the talus fracture heals properly.

OverviewYour talus bone is the bottom part of the ankle joint. It connects your foot to the two bones in your lower leg — the tibia and fibula — that make up the top part of the ankle. The talus lies just above the calcaneus or heel bone and below the tibia or shin bone. Together the talus and calca...

Your talus bone is the bottom part of the ankle joint.. The talus lies just above the calcaneus or heel bone and below the tibia or shin bone.. So many talus fractures require surgery soon after the injury occurs to prevent problems later.. Talus fractures are usually classified based on the severity of the injury and how much the bone is moved from its normal position.. Any time a bone moves out of its normal position, it’s called a displaced fracture.. If a piece of broken bone pierces the skin, it’s considered an open or compound fracture.. Surgery to treat an open talus fracture often involves much more than lining up the broken pieces of bone.. The talus is one of several bones commonly subject to a stress fracture in the foot.. A stress fracture or chip may feel more like a sprained ankle.. If your doctor suspects a talus fracture, they’ll carefully examine your ankle, checking for obvious displacement.. Damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint can develop into arthritis down the road, even if the talus fracture heals properly.. The bone can become damaged when healthy blood flow to the broken bone is disrupted by injury.

The talus is the bone that makes up the lower part of the ankle joint. A talus fracture often occurs during a high-energy event like a car collision. Because the talus is so important for ankle movement, a fracture often results in substantial loss of motion and function.

The ankle joint allows your foot to move up and down.. Fractures can occur in all parts of the talus bone.. An x-ray can show if the bone is broken and whether there is displacement (fragments are out of place).. Specific treatment depends upon the severity and the type of fracture, so it is important to seek immediate medical attention.. Your doctor may use a combination of these medications to improve pain relief, as well as minimize the need for opioids.

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The talus bone also forms joints with several other small bones of the foot including the navicular and calcaneus (figure 2).. Because of the large forces required to break the talus bone, this condition often occurs in combination with other injuries such as a sprained ankle or other fractures of the foot, ankle or lower leg.. For those fractures that are not displaced, treatment may involve the use of crutches and/or a protective boot or brace, or, plaster cast immobilization and the use of crutches, followed by the use of a protective boot or brace for a number of weeks.. Once the patient can perform these activities pain free, a gradual return to these activities and weight bearing forces is indicated provided there is no increase in symptoms.. The treating physiotherapist can advise which exercises are most appropriate for the patient and when they should be commenced.. In the final stages of rehabilitation, a gradual return to activity or sport can occur as guided by the treating physiotherapist provided there is no increase in symptoms.. soft tissue massage joint mobilization electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound) taping or bracing the use of a protective boot or brace the use of crutches exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance hydrotherapy education activity modification a graduated return to activity plan footwear advice. Move your foot and ankle up and down as far as possible and comfortable without pain (figure 3).

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Relatively uncommon fracture usually involving the talar neck, lateral process, or osteochondral fracture of talar dome. Excluding smaller osteochondral fractures, talar neck fractures account for 50% of talar fractures, talar body fractures 40%, and talar head fractures 5–10%.. Osteochondral fractures (a subset of talar body fractures) can occur in up to 6.5% of acute ankle sprains.. Shepherd fracture (posterior tubercle fracture) represents the largest single group of talar body fractures.. “Snowboarder's ankle,” a lateral process fracture, is the second most common type of talar body fracture.. Talar fractures constitute 3–6% of all foot fractures, and are estimated at 1% of all fractures in the entire human body.. Thoracolumbar spinal fractures have been found in association with fractures of the talar neck and talar body ( 4 ).

A talus fracture is a break in one of the bones that forms the ankle. The talus sits above the heel bone or calcaneus.

A talus fracture is a break in one of the bones that forms the ankle.. The talus is the bone that makes up the lower part of the ankle joint (the tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg make up the upper part of the ankle joint).. Fractures occur in all parts of the talus bone.. In a minimally displaced fracture, the bones usually stay in place during healing, and surgery to fix the bones into position is not usually required.. Unstable displaced fractures of the talus often require surgery to restore correct alignment and to give the best chance for the return to normal movement of the foot and ankle.. Open fracture: When broken bones break through the skin, they are called open or compound fractures.. Immediate first aid treatment for a talus fracture, as with any painful ankle injury, is to apply a well-padded splint around the back of the foot and leg from the toe to the upper calf to immobilize the limb and protect it.. With unstable talus fractures, the blood supply to the bone can be disrupted at the time of the injury.. Without this smooth cartilage, bone rubs against bone, leading to increased pain, arthritis and loss of motion and function.. Even when your bones heal normally, the cartilage protecting the bones can be damaged, leading to pain and stiffness over time.

entire period required to heal the ankle fracture and recover to normal ankle muscle activities could be 16 to 20 weeks. know the types, classification, signs, symptoms, treatment, surgery, recovery of ankle joint fracture or broken ankle.

ankle joint fracture or broken ankle joint is also observed following sports injury or wrong twist and turn of ankle joint.. hairline fracture or stress fracture of ankle joint – hairline ankle joint fracture is also known as stress fracture of the ankle.. non-displaced ankle joint fracture (transverse fracture) – nondisplaced ankle joint fracture is a full thickness crack in the bone without any separation or slide of the two ends of fractured ankle bone.. completely displaced ankle joint fracture- completely displaced ankle fracture is often associated with multiple fragments of bones of ankle joint.. ankle joint stretching- physical therapy is directed to stretch the ankle joint to treat non-displaced fracture of the ankle joint.

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Lateral process fractures often occur when the ankle bone is sandwiched to the outside of the heel during impact and is a common snowboarding injury.. Less than of talar fractures occur in the head region and may occur in either isolated or in conjunction with other talar injuries.. Although Talar body fracture is more common than Talar head fractures, they are rare nevertheless and account for 0.62% of all fractures that are treated.. Most talus fractures, particularly displaced fractures require operative treatment in the form of surgical reduction with screws.. Chip Fractures Chip fractures typically occur due to the position of the foot during the injury and the directed of the force against the foot which would only involve a small portion of the foot.. Talar Neck Fractures Talar neck fractures can be devastating injuries that can occur from forcing the foot up into the leg.. The long-term prognosis of talar fractures depends on the degree of injury to the bone and cartilage.. Pictures of a talar neck fracture with displacement of the talar body and subtalar and ankle dislocation prior to surgery. Below is a CT scan of a Talus body fracture extending from the subtalar joint into the ankle joint.. Image to the right depicts a body fractures that is displace and intra-articular in both the ankle joint and the subtalar joint.. Below is a CT scan sequence of images that demonstrate a fracture through the talus body that also involves the subtalar joint and the ankle joint and thus is called an intra-articular fracture with some comminution that can be seen on the coronal image at the top right.

A femur fracture occurs when a fracture occurs in the thigh bone, which is the longest and strongest bone in the human body. For this reason, for a fracture to occur in this bone, a lot of pressure and force is required, which usually happens during a high-speed traffic accident or a fall from a great height, for example.

A femur fracture occurs when a fracture occurs in the thigh bone, which is the longest and strongest bone in the human body.. Most of the time, hip fracture needs to be treated with surgery, to reposition the bone and even put in pieces of metal that help keep the bone in place while it heals.. In most cases, a fracture of the femur causes extremely intense pain that makes it possible to identify that a fracture has occurred.. In almost all cases of femur fracture, surgery is required, within 48 hours, to correct the break and allow healing to take place.. In this type of surgery, the doctor places screws through the skin to the places above and below the fracture, setting the bone in correct alignment so that the fracture can begin to heal properly.

the biggest bone of the foot is the calcaneus. Of all fractures of the foot fractures of the heels often occur. Usually the cause of injury is falling

Of all fractures of the foot fractures of the heels often occur.. Sometimes, broken both heel bones.. Fractures of the heels is diagnosed by x-rays.. But when there is a fracture of the heel with an offset, it is difficult to correctly determine the degree of displacement of fragments.. For the treatment of diseases caused by inflammation of the female genitalia, use the.... In the season of epidemics and cold weather almost every person there is a question about how to protect themselves from the disease.

A hairline fracture, also known as a stress fracture, is a small crack or severe bruise within a bone. Here's what causes them and how they're treated.

What is a hairline fracture?. A hairline fracture, also known as a stress fracture, is a small crack or severe bruise within a bone.. This injury is most common in athletes, especially athletes of sports that involve running and jumping.. The most common symptom of a hairline fracture is pain.. This means that even if you are used to running, suddenly increasing either your distance or the number of times per week you run can cause this injury.. Bones adapt to increased forces put on them through various activities, where new bones form to replace old bone.. There are also a number of risk factors that increase your chances of getting a hairline fracture:. Weakened bones: Conditions such as osteoporosis, or medications that affect bone density and strength, can cause hairline fractures even when performing normal, daily activities.. Previous hairline fractures: Having one hairline fracture increases your chances of having another.. It’s important to seek further treatment from your doctor if the pain becomes severe or doesn’t get better with rest.. Because it usually takes up to six to eight weeks to completely heal from a hairline fracture, it’s important to modify your activities during that time.. It’s important to avoid high-impact activities during the healing process.. Returning to high-impact activities — especially the one that caused the injury in the first place — won’t only delay healing but increase the risk of a complete fracture in the bone.. Even after the hairline fracture is healed, it’s important to gradually return to exercise.

A pilon fracture is a bone break that happens at the bottom of your tibia near your ankle. Learn about the different types of pilon fractures.

A pilon fracture is a relatively rare bone break that happens at the bottom of your tibia (the larger of the two bones in your lower leg, or your shinbone) near your ankle.. This type of bone break is called a pilon fracture because of the crushing force that often causes them.. Type I: A type I pilon fracture is an articular fracture (bone break in or around a joint) with minimal or no bone displacement (the broken bones are still aligned).. Most pilon fractures happen when your talus (the weight-bearing bone in your ankle) is driven into your lower leg bone(s) (your tibia and fibula) with such force that your leg bone(s) breaks at your ankle joint.. All pilon fractures require X-rays so that your healthcare team can see the type of pilon fracture you have, how severe it is and so they can learn how the fracture needs to be treated.. Depending on the severity of your fracture and if you have other injuries, your healthcare team may delay your surgery until the swelling around your ankle has settled and you are healthy enough to undergo surgery to minimize risks such as infection.. Types of surgeries used to treat pilon fractures include:. The length of time it takes for a pilon fracture to heal depends on the severity of the injury and if the individual had other injuries from the event that caused the pilon fracture.. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a pilon fracture such as intense pain in your lower leg and ankle and having a crooked or deformed ankle, see a healthcare provider right away.

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