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Radiographs show a "curvilinear osseous fragment consistent with an avulsion fracture of the anterior talus." what will be treatment/recovery from orthopedics that i meet with next week?

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It depends: Without seeing your x-rays. Often times these avulsions fractures are treated with early range of motion and a walking boot. However, each patient is different and I am sure your orthopaedic surgeon will be able to give you customized and individual treatment. Good luck.
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Dr. Christopher Palmer
Orthopedic Surgery 11 years experience
Talus fracture: It's difficult to say without seeing your x rays myself. It sounds likef it is a capsular avulsion fracture, if so it is non operative/conservative treatment.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Other than non-: -weight bearing & casting, the sustenanculum tali fractures usually heal with no surgical procedure. This depends on the mechanism of injury as well a doing a CT of the foot to rule out any more serious injury.
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Last updated May 28, 2018

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