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Doctor insights on: Casts And Talus Fracture Recovery

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How long will I need a cast for a talus fracture?

How long will I need a cast for a talus fracture?

At least 4 weeks: Provided fracture is stable. You can transition to a fracture boot after the cast. You will need to continue non weightbearing for at least another 4 weeks to allow for fracture healing. ...Read more

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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with a hairline talus fracture and put in cast. A second doc said it may just be soft tissue injury. Do I have to stay in cast?

I have been diagnosed with a hairline talus fracture and put in cast. A second doc said it may just be soft tissue injury. Do I have to stay in cast?

An MRI would show if: There is any soft tissue injury instead of a fracture. Some fractures of the talus require surgery because the blood supply to the talus is fragile. If you're getting conflicting diagnoses from 2 different doctors, it's time for a 3rd opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if you're recovering from a talus fracture?

Is it safe to fly if you're recovering from a talus fracture?

Generally yes but...: Flying after a talus fracture presents a couple of problems. The decreased atmospheric pressure in the cabin relative ground-level pressure will cause your ankle to swell. This can exacerbate pain and/or lead to wound problems. The second issue is blood clot formation. These are more likely in airline travelers. I would speak to your orthopedic surgeon to address these issues. ...Read more

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How can a person have a talus fracture for months and not know it? Is that normal?

How can a person have a talus fracture for months and not know it? Is that normal?

Stress fracture?: If you have had no pain and found the "fracture" on an x-ray taken for another reason you probably had just a small crack in the bone which has shown up because it has mostly healed. Somtimes tiny "stress fractures" have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a podiatrist fix a talus fracture?

Can a podiatrist fix a talus fracture?

Yes: A surgically trained podiatrist can treat this. Look for board certification (or eligibility) in reconstruction, rearfoot, and ankle (rra). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for talus fracture?

What is the treatment for talus fracture?

Surgery: This often requires surgery unless the fracture is in anatomic alignment and is felt to be stable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be unable to walk on a talus fracture?

Yes, initially: Depending on the type of talus fracture, many are treated with initial non-weightbearing with or without surgery. Usually, patients are full weightbearing by 3 months. ...Read more

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I think i can't walk because of my talus fracture. I hate my life. What should I do?

I think i can't walk because of my talus fracture. I hate my life. What should I do?

Get it treated!: If you have any kind of fracture of the talus, see a doctor and get it treated. There is always something that can be done. In more severe or long-standing cases, surgery may be required. You are too young to have to suffer with this kind of pain. A doctor may be able to help you tremendously. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Talus fracture?

In the ankle.: A break or fracture of the talus bone. The talus is one of the key bones making up the ankle joint. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have talus fracture and not realize it?

Fracture: That can be possible but not very likely. See your podiatrist for x rays and an evaluation ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms that follow a talus fracture?

What are the presenting symptoms that follow a talus fracture?

Ankle Pain: Talus fractures are uncommon compared to other forms of ankle fracture. Usually the injury is high impact, and prognosis is poor. Even with appropriate treatment, incidence of post-traumatic arthritis is very high, chronic ankle pain usually developing within the year. Talar dome injuries (related but less severe), have a much better outlook, and can make full recovery with a scope or surgery. ...Read more

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Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

Not unusual.: Depending on the location and type of fracture is possible to experience pain on the top of the foot. Treatment depends of the location and type of injury. Treatment option can be conservative or surgical. Immobilization of the area with a rigid walking boot, splint, brace or a cast is usually required. Follow up x-rays are taken to monitor the healing. Seek professional advice. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

See below: It means you have sustained a severe injury that will require at least immobilization if not surgery to repair. ...Read more

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I had talus fracture and 2 screws. 8 months passed and we ll take out screws due to my inversion movement problem.When can I walk after screw removal?

Let pain guide you: Assuming that the talus fracture is healed, gradually load foot as tolerated.. Using water excercises can be very useful since you can gradually load the leg from deep to shallow water allowing full range of motion ...Read more

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If an X-ray or CT scan shows a talus fracture that happened months ago, is surgery usually needed?

If an X-ray or CT scan shows a talus fracture that happened months ago, is surgery usually needed?

Maybe: It would depend on how the bone structure looks. Often immobilization with the use of a bone stimulator to help bone growth will do. ...Read more

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I fractured my 5th metacarpal. How long will I need a cast? Does it depend on how bad the fracture is?

Fracture Stability: A cast will likely be applied for a minimum of 3 weeks followed by transition to a splint. However, a variety of options are available and will depend on the stability of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long do you need a cast for scaphoid fracture?

How long do you need a cast for scaphoid fracture?

Until healed: This bone is very finicky. Everbody is differrent and should be monitored for healing. Younger patients heal faster. Proximal scaphoid fracture heal slowly and may need surgery. See your doc if you have persistent wrist pain after an injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more