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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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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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How effective is PTB brace in case of talus avn ?Undisplaced verticle talus body fx not unite 5 month post injury. Ct scan showing pstchy sclerosis.

How effective is PTB brace in case of talus avn ?Undisplaced verticle talus body fx not unite 5 month post injury. Ct scan showing pstchy sclerosis.

Need Surgery: Very rare indications for non-operative treatment of non-union of talus. You likely require open reduction and internal fixation with possible bone grafting. If current physician is suggesting ptb find another opinion. ...Read more

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Doc advised for PTB brace for non united undisplaced verticle talus body fx 5 month post injury. Patchy sclerosis in talar dome by CT scan. Options? ?

Yes: A ptb brace is a viable alternative to surgery. Although the healing process may or may not be 100%, it is still a good alternative and worth a try before undergoing surgery. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Ct scan showing non united verticle talus body fracture & patchy sclerosis in talar dome. 5 month post iinjury. Treatment option? ?

Ct scan showing non united verticle talus body fracture & patchy sclerosis in talar dome. 5 month post iinjury. Treatment option? ?

Surgery: You may need surgery for a nonunited talar body fracture after 5 months of injury. The surgery involves being asleep, screws, possible bone grafting or bone healing augmentation, and soft tissue dissection. You'll probably be in a cast, nonweightbearing for another 2-3 months. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Usdisplaced verticle talus body fracture with patchy sclerosis in talar dome detect by CT scan 5 month post injury. Doc advised for vascular grafting?

Usdisplaced verticle talus body fracture with patchy sclerosis in talar dome detect by CT scan 5 month post injury. Doc advised for vascular grafting?

Avasular necrosis: Sclerosis in bone on ct or xray can mean one of two things when related to trauma, either repair bone or bone that is not vascularized or avascular necrosis. The usual methods of confirming avascular necrosis are either bone scan or mri.Ct scan is not as specific as the above studies.Vascular grafting is procedure to revascularize the bone. ...Read more

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I had been diagonsed with osteochondratis dessiscans of talus but am not feeling much pain. Why is that?

I had been diagonsed with osteochondratis dessiscans of talus but am not feeling much pain. Why is that?

Good question....: Not all of these lesions are very painful. We don't know exactly why they generate pain. It may have something to do with the amount and quality of the bone involvement. ...Read more