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Medicine For Talus Fracture
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
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
Fracture: That can be possible but not very likely. See your podiatrist for x rays and an evaluation ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
You need to: Discuss your pain with your dr. There are many pain medications that can help. ...Read more
Diagnosed with acute posterior talus fracture and fragment measuring 6 mm in the same area. What will the doctor do? Is it likely surgery is required?
Maybe, maybe not.: The treatment really depends on the symptoms you are realizing. Have a specialist evaluate your foot and give you the options. ...Read more
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 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
I have a talus fracture for a few weeks now and I am sleeping with this boot on I do not have anymore pain can I sleep bootless? Would like to have an alternative to sleeping without the heavy uncomfortable boot on to walk and sleep in.
Postop shoe: A postop velcro shoe can be used instead of the boot. Another alternative is to wear an ankle brace. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 6 months ago and continued having pain. Doctors think I have a talus fracture. What do I do now?
Talus fracture 1 yr ago, ankle still stiff w/ limited flexibility despite good stretching & freq rehab. Pt say likely scar tissue. Is that true/normal?
Not normal: It may be true that it is scar tissue but you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
If an X-ray or CT scan shows a talus fracture that happened months ago, is surgery usually needed?
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
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
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
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
Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.
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