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Chipped Talus Bone
Follow MD's Instruct: Your limitations and recommendations are set by your md depending on your specific situation. Make sure you follow his/her instructions. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I have a chip fracture in my talus bone and need to manage the pain to dance on my wedding in 2 months how can I do it?
X-ray: The only way to tell if a bone is broken is to start with a standard x-ray. ...Read more
Well....: A shattered talus is a pretty significant injury. One of the well known risks of talar fractures is aseptic necrosis (the bone literally rots) because of a compromised blood flow to the bone after the injury. Go back to your treating doctor and get re-evaluated asap, and stay off it until you know what's going on down there. ...Read more
Which type of avn is more dangerous, lead to collapse of talus bone. Patchy avn or diffuse avn? How to care it?
All avn is not good: Avascular necrosis means loss of blood supply to that area. Patchy or diffuse doesn't matter, except that patchy might indicate that blood supply is starting to return to the area. When the bone doesn't get the blood supply, the bone starts to demineralize making it appear "patchy" at first. If blood supply is not restored, the calcium in the bone will continue to be absorbed and collapse. ...Read more
Surgical: If painful the only treatment is surgical removal, usually done on an outpatient basis. ...Read more
Foot bone: The talus is a foot bone that makes up one of three bones in the ankle joint, along with the tibia and fibula. Severe fractures of this bone are serious and can comprise the ankle joint. ...Read more
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
Possibility of bone union without surgery after 6 month post injury in case of bone like talus? Its a non union or delayed union still not unite?
Talus fracture: Generally after 6 months, the fracture can be considered delayed or nonunion depending on imaging findings. A ct scan would be best to visualize this type of pathology. There could be many reasons for a delayed/ non union. The first one to rule out is infection. This is priority and must be considered a reason until proven otherwise. ...Read more
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
I have a chip on my left top talus bone. I put in boot on on Thursday. It seems to be causing more pain and swelling the before. Dr. is out??? Help
Tight boot: Anytime you have a foot injury and use a boot, make sure the bindings are not too tight. The bindings can put excessive pressure on the fracture or injury. Remove the boot, elevate your foot and use ice. After ten minutes walk around in the boot with loosened straps. It may help. ...Read more
I noticed a lump on my talus but just ignored it and thought my bones where just prominent but last night I noticed it got bigger and is slightly pain?
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
An X-ray report (of my ankle) said, " incidental benign bone island in the talus" what does this mean?
Bone island: Basically just means some extra bone usually only a problem if it is interfering with a joint. ...Read more
I have OCD of the talus bone and can run short distances now. It is a dull and not so dull ache constantly. Am I doing more damage by running?
There are several ways to treat an ocd lesion of the talus.
If it is not displaced stage 1 consider an injection of either platelet rich plasma, or amniotic membrane and fluid
if stage 2 + then consider ankle arthroscopy, with microfracture of the lesion, adding in prp or amniotic membrane and fluid or both
there are other options but space does not allow for a more indepth answer. ...Read more
18yo f diagnosis bilateral talus OCD 5yr ago. Nonopp tx, 2 excision&curettage, 2 bone graphs, are there tests to say why it doesn't work? / what do I do now?
Difficult: This is a tough problem to treat (there are no tests that I know of - it's just a tough problem to treat) and ultimately it may come down to trying to live/deal with the pain as much as possible vs more drastic surgery such as an ankle fusion. Ankle replacement surgery could be an option as well. Discuss further surgical treatment with your doctor and consider a 2nd or 3rd opinion. ...Read more
Talus bone area is swollen about 2x the size & both sides of ankle. No pain was on feet alot 3 days ago. Ice does not help much. Idea what could be?
Effusion: It sound like you have an effusion in your ankle. Previous trauma? Swelling in the joint or in the surrounding tissues of your ankle? A painless swollen monoarthritis should be investigated w/full exam to see if you have any infection rheumatological sx or diabetes, may progress to polyarthritis. X-rays and joint aspiration may be needed. You will need to rest, ice, elevate and compress ankle. ...Read more
Hello: I was a broken ankle bone, specifically in the talus before 90 days now can I put my body weight and I walk on the ground, what do you think?
Physical Restrctions: The answer to this question much come from your orthopedic physician as he know the severity of the injury and the healing process. ...Read more
My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?
After breaking my talus bone in 3 places 5 years ago I've started experiencing numbness in my toes and ankle pain what action can be taken please?
Let me explain:
I do not know you numbness, could from the scar you have pinching the nerve, sometimes we try injecting this scar with steroid that will for treatment and diagnosis, if it help? This way we know what is the problem.
Pain in ankle joint after talus injury it is very common, there are two sources for that, arthritis after injury and case called avascular necrosis. Ask your doctor if you have either. ...Read more
Possiblity of missed undisplaced talus neck fx union without surgery. Missed for 3 month. No avn found after 12 week confirmed by bone scan and MRI?
My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?
I am not sure: I understand your question. A talus is one bone not two. Are you implying the talus bulges out more? In any event maybe one of your feet flattens more than the other? Is that possible? Also, it is possible you are suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. Certainly, if you have pain -i would recommend a visit to the foot doc. ...Read more
New to running, 250 lb I've been having reoccurring 2-3 pain by the talus bone. No issues bearing weight. Would a good ankle brace help or mask injury?
Get into C an ortho: Bing new 2 running U may have started 2fast 2long of runs, & could lead 2 a stress fracture of the talus. Rest in the early stage would B a clue, & also when running if U start out ok initially, the distance 2 pain becomes shorter, eventually it hurts right away. If images R done early, may= neg. If still suspected, a bone scan will B+. Also MR but costs more. ...Read more