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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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What is the definition or description of: Talus fracture?

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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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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Is it ok to walk if I have a talus fracture?

Is it ok to walk if I have a talus fracture?

Talus fracture: If it is an acute fracture. I would recommend you don't. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 sustained a talus fracture that's healing well but I have severe pain. What should I do?

You need to: Discuss your pain with your dr. There are many pain medications that can help. ...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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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 have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery. Is there anything I can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?

I have a displaced talus fracture, treated with orif surgery. Is there anything I can do to prevent avascular necrosis while ankle heals?

Follow post op: Instructions. I would imagine the surgeon performing your orif would of discussed this possibility with you. Make sure you don't walk on the foot earlier than ou are supposed to etc. If your a smoker make sure you don't smoke. ...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 fractured my talus 9 months ago, and my foot still hurts during up and down motions. What could be causing it?

I fractured my talus 9 months ago, and my foot still hurts during up and down motions. What could be causing it?

Bone or soft tissue: A number of things are possibilities. You could have healed the fracture in a sub optimal position or there may have been cartlidge damage to your ankle joint at the time of injury. You also may not have fully healed fracture. I would go to see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for this. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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Is a fractured talus the same as a broken ankle?

Is a fractured talus the same as a broken ankle?

Yes: The talus is one of the bones that makes up the ankle joint. It is not a common fracture site but is possible with falling injuries and other mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Can I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Yes: If both require surgery it would possible (and often times preferable) to address both at the same time. ...Read more

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I fractured my talus 9 months ago foot and it still hurts on up and down motion. What should I do?

I fractured my talus 9 months ago foot and it still hurts on up and down motion. What should I do?

Follow up: With your doctor. We have no idea of the extent of the fracture. We do not see copies of your films and or mri's.... ...Read more

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Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Not AVN: Hemachromatosis is often an undiagnosed cause of major joint arthritis requiring joint replacement. Your shoulder may just have advanced osteoarthritis associated with hemachromatosis. It can have the same appearance as avn. ...Read more

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. Oliver Wang
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Talus Fracture (Definition)

A break or fracture of the talus bone. The talus is one of the key bones making ...Read more