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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

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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?

Part of Ankle Joint: The talus bone or astragalus bone is the bone immediately below the leg bones. So it is the bottom part of the ankle joint. It can be injured during an ankle sprain where part of the tailar dome is injuried. The cartiledge can crack or have a defect sometimes this is missed on a plain x-ray film. This is one case where an MRI study is very important to help diagnose this type of cartiledge injury. ...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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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?

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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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