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Dr. Oliver Wang
52 doctors shared insights

Talus Fracture (Overview)

Talus fracture is a break of the talus, which is a large bone of the heel, which helps connect the lower leg bone to the ankle.


Dr. Oliver Wang
52 doctors shared insights

Talus Fracture (Overview)

Talus fracture is a break of the talus, which is a large bone of the heel, which helps connect the lower leg bone to the ankle.


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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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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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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Do talus fractures cause your foot to tingle and go numb?

Talus fractures: In general talus fractures do not commonly cause the foot to tingle and go numb. However, if a substantial fracture to the talus occurred then an adjacent nerve may be injured and result in the above symptoms. It is also possible that unrelated nerve symptoms are developing such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, mortons neuroma's or even spinal nerve impingement . Consult a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
9 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
1,471 doctors shared insights

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