Talus Fractures: Evaluation and Treatment

Christopher Lee, MD; Dane Brodke, MD; Paul W. Perdue, Jr, MD; Tejas Patel, MD


J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020;28(20):e878-e887. 

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The anatomic features of the talus present unique challenges in evaluating and treating fractures. The modern, dual approach method of primary fixation as well as innovative reconstructive and salvage techniques have improved the care of these injuries. Disabling complications remain all too frequent though in higher energy patterns. This provides an imperative for additional research into the prediction, prevention, and treatment of these complications going forward.