Talus fractures are relatively rare injuries, accounting for approximately 3% of all foot fractures. Fractures of the talar neck account for almost 50% of all talus fractures. Diagnosis and treatment of these fractures play an important role in patients' outcomes. Treatment of talar neck fractures has slowly evolved from closed treatment to open reduction and internal fixation. Treatment of type I and type II talar neck fractures is debated in the orthopedic community. Choosing which treatment to perform depends on injury severity, associated injuries, and surgeon experience and preference. In this article, we report on our retrospective review of all talar neck fractures treated with closed reduction and percutaneous fixation between 1996 and 2001 at the Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
|Number of pages
|American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
|Published - Feb 2011
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine