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Lateral Talar Fracture

Aka: Lateral Talar Fracture, Talar Fracture of Lateral Process
  1. Mechanism
    1. Rapid foot inversion with ankle dorsiflexion
  2. Signs
    1. Tender anterior and inferior to lateral malleolus
  3. Radiology: Ankle XRay
    1. Fracture best seen on mortise view
    2. Subtalar effusion may be present on lateral view
  4. Management
    1. Non-weight bearing Short Leg Cast indications
      1. Small fragment displaced less than 2 mm
    2. Surgical management
      1. Large or displaced Fracture fragment
  5. References
    1. Judd (2002) Am Fam Physician 66(5):785-94 [PubMed]

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