A 34-year-old female asked:
My daughter 8yr old w/ avulsion fracture of medial talus w/ pain in shin, in ER given splint and crutches and ref to orthopedist, is surgery likely?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered
13 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: Without knowing in more detail where exactly the avulsion is medially (the talus is complex) and if and how much cartilaginous or articular surfaces are involved it is difficult to say for certain. Your referral doc will be best suited to determine for certain.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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