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Talar Fractures

Three Case Studies

A. Louis Jimenez Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; private practice, Snellville, GA.

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James H. Morgan Jr. Faculty Member, Podiatry Institute, Tucker, GA; private practice, 705 N Bishops Ln, Mobile, AL.

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Three case studies of fractures are presented that demonstrate the potential morbidity that these injuries can cause as well as the acceptable outcomes if treated appropriately. Two of the cases are talar fracture dislocations; the third is an osteochondral fracture of the talus. The importance of early treatment with open reduction and internal fixation is demonstrated. Success following surgical intervention in a nonhealed osteochondral fracture of the talus is also demonstrated. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 91(8): 415-421, 2001)

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