Talar dislocation

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Fall from stairs

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Talar dislocation with significant lateral displacement of the talus and ankle.  No definite plain radiographic evidence of a fracture.

Case Discussion

Talar dislocations are secondary to high energy trauma to an inverted,plantar flex foot; often the result of significant falls or car accidents. The prognosis of a talar dislocation is poor, with avascular necrosis and osteoarthritis common after repair due to the bones limited blood supply 1,2

A recent systematic review of talar dislocations found that 97% of cases were open injuries 1.

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Case information

rID: 47821
Published: 4th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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