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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Congenital Vertical Talus

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Undisplaced verticle talus body fx non united 5 month post injury diagnosed with patchy sclerosis in talar dome.How much time it will take to collapse?

Undisplaced verticle talus body fx non united 5 month post injury diagnosed with patchy sclerosis in talar dome.How much time it will take to collapse?

No way to know: If insured, your in the right window for a bone stim, i advise you make an attempt to get one. It may never collapse , dead bone can be rock hard- stick to your doctors recommendations, non compliance often leads to unnecessary complications. ...Read more

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What can cause this pain between my navicular and talus bones in my ankle?

What can cause this pain between my navicular and talus bones in my ankle?

Arthritic changes: Is a possibility, however x-rays would be helpful in making your diagnosis, misalignment of the talus bone or peri talar subluxation can happen with a severe flatfoot as well. ...Read more

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My left hip hurts and my right talus bone is missing so im uneven. Could this be the cause of my hip pain?

My left hip hurts and my right talus bone is missing so im uneven. Could this be the cause of my hip pain?

Yes: If the leg length is uneven it can cause pain in other joints or the back. Medical evaluation by a physical medicine physician can help you figure out best treatment which will likely include a lift on the short side. ...Read more

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What ligament goes across the talus bone? How does it heal once injured? Is an injury to that ligament a serious one whe it causes pain to walk/stand?

What ligament goes across the talus bone? How does it heal once injured? Is an injury to that ligament a serious one whe it causes pain to walk/stand?

Many: There are several ligaments that attach to the talus-anterior talofibular and posterior talofibular laterally (outside of ankle). Calcaneofibular ligament spans the talus. Medially the deltoid ligament. Most ankle ligaments heal when torn (sprain). This can take several months. If pain persists see your primary care doctor or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Do talus fractures cause your foot to tingle and go numb?

Talus fractures: In general talus fractures do not commonly cause the foot to tingle and go numb. However, if a substantial fracture to the talus occurred then an adjacent nerve may be injured and result in the above symptoms. It is also possible that unrelated nerve symptoms are developing such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, mortons neuroma's or even spinal nerve impingement . Consult a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Patchy sclerosis in talar dome after undisplaced verticle talus body frx. No joint involved. What is the possibility of collapse nd how to protect it?

Patchy sclerosis in talar dome after undisplaced verticle talus body frx. No joint involved. What is the possibility of collapse nd how to protect it?

PWB with CAM Walker: Patchy sclerosis is decreased vascularity in those spots. We need to monitor for increase in the size of the patch, w/c would be concerning for avn of the talus. Possiblity of collapse depends on patch size. (less likely if patch is small).How to protect? By wearing a cam walker and/or crutches. Need to check periodically with a mri. If the patch increases, see a foot & ankle specialist. ...Read more

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My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?

WHAT???: I have never heard a doctor use the term "salient" to describe the talus. The talus is one bone, not two, and salient means "something that projects outward or upward from its surroundings." so, if your talus is in an abnormal position it could cause pain, but you need to get a better explanation on the cause. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03,  surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Not AVN: Hemachromatosis is often an undiagnosed cause of major joint arthritis requiring joint replacement. Your shoulder may just have advanced osteoarthritis associated with hemachromatosis. It can have the same appearance as avn. ...Read more

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