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2023 Feb

Trauma Case Rep


Management of 3 month old neglected talus neck fracture: A case report and review of literature.


Lengkong A C, Kennedy D, Senduk R A, Usman M A
Trauma Case Rep. 2023 Feb; 43:100764.
PMID: 36691629.


Talus fractures are extremely uncommon, accounting for approximately 1 % of foot and ankle fractures. The talar neck fracture has a high probability of damaging the anastomotic ring, which would interrupt blood circulation to talar body and cause serious issues with fracture healing and integrity. Due to insufficient radiological and clinical examination, approximately 39 % of midfoot and ankle fractures could be undiagnosed after initial evaluation. Talus fractures account for about half of these missed fractures. Anatomic reduction and advanced fixation methods can be performed in the management of neglected talus neck fracture for the purpose of improving functional outcome.