Lateral subtalar dislocation. A literature review and unusual case report

CL Sands Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Hayward, CA.

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N Daly Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Hayward, CA.

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JM Karlin Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Hayward, CA.

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BL Scurran Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Hayward, CA.

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An unusual case of suspected lateral subtalar joint dislocation was reported. A review of the literature found that medial dislocations were reported four times more frequently than lateral dislocations. Half of the cases of subtalar dislocation reviewed here described associated fractures, the incidence of which was higher in lateral dislocations. In both types of dislocations examined, almost half were reduced nonoperatively. In most cases, long-term results of repair of these injuries were considered favorable.

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