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I think I broke my left talus bone? How do I know?

I think I broke my left talus bone? How do I know?

X-ray: The only way to tell if a bone is broken is to start with a standard x-ray. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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The doctor thinks I broke my left talus bone. What does the talus bone do?

The doctor thinks I broke my left talus bone. What does the talus bone do?

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

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What to do if I broke my left ankle mind communication in talus bone. I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

What to do if I broke my left ankle mind communication in talus bone. I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

Comminuted fracture: Unfortunately, bone healing takes a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Staying compliant with non-weightbearing orders until then and eating a healthy diet, not smoking and (my preference) not taking NSAIDs (as there is evidence that they inhibit healing) are all important. If your injury looks anything like the attached photo, your healing time could be much longer (12+ weeks) minimum to a year. ...Read more

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My talus bone hurts! Do you think I might have fractured or broke it?

My talus bone hurts! Do you think I might have fractured or broke it?

Depends: Did you have a traumatic event recently. Talus sits under the ankle and doesn't usually fracture unless you have a high velocity injury. You may just have arthritis in the ankle joint. See specialist for x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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I think I broke my talus bone and my mom won't take me to the emergency room?

Broken talus: You are dealing with a potentially very dangerous problem for you the tailless is a vital bone with respect to walking and standing if it is broken it must be addressed immediately. Your future holds arthritis painful walking and disuse if it is not addressed properly ...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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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

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

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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?

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

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I severely broke my talus bone, tore all the legimates in my foot, and suffer from nerve damage from an accident 5 months ago. Shoe recommendations??

I severely broke my talus bone, tore all the legimates in my foot, and suffer from nerve damage from an accident 5 months ago. Shoe recommendations??

A shoe by any name..: It really depends on what your basic needs are. Style, comfort and function are all options. Perhaps you can find a crossover shoe to meet two needs. At any rate, once you decide on which route you want to follow, the choice of shoe will be easier, albeit not easy. ...Read more

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I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone. I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone. I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?

Yes...: Injuries to the talus may take a long time to heal and may need extended periods of immobilization. ...Read more

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Last year I shattered my talus bone and I still have limited flexibility. Is this normal?

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

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Treatment for removal of a bone spur on the talus?

Surgical: If painful the only treatment is surgical removal, usually done on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Surgery: Can hurt no matter what the procedure or bone to be operated on is. ...Read more

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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

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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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If I have avn of the talus navicular in my foot should I have the joint fused with a bone graph and screws?

Avn: If a patient of mine had avn of the talus or the navicular and were having pain than I would recommend fusion. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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?

Ganglion Cyst?: You may have a ganglion cyst. This is much more common on the wrist, but you can get them on the foot / ankle as well. Evaluation by an Orthopedic Surgeon or Podiatrist would be best. ...Read more

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I have a cast on my foot due to a chipped talus bone. What can I do?

I have a cast on my foot due to a chipped talus bone. What can I do?

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

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What is the best way to treat stress fracture of my talus bone?

What is the best way to treat stress fracture of my talus bone?

Stress fracture: The best way is to follow the directions of your treating physician, which I am certain involve either non weight bearing or cam walker or casting. Second guessing your doc rarely works out well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: 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

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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

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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?

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