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.
Depends. Treatment will depend on location of the fracture and whether it is displaced or not. Generally if the fracture is non displaced than treat in a cast is sufficient. However, if displaced through the neck or body then it needs to be surgically reduced due to the high chance for a vascular necrosis or loss of blood flow to the talus leading to dead bone. It is important to get a ct scan.
Immobilization. Immobilization andpossible surgical repair depending on the locationand severity of the fracture.

Related Questions

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...

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...
Talus fractures. Can be a real pain and difficult to deal with for most as you are not allowed to walk during the healing process. Understand there are many people going thru what you are. It is very frustrating. You need to see the bigger picture and realize that there are people who don't have legs and realize this is just a hurdle you have to get over. Ask your dr for a refer to a psychiatrist, they are helpful. Read more...
See specialist. Is your fracture not healing or has it healed in a bad position? If bone hasnt healed you may need a bone stimulator. Get ct scan and see foot specialist would be my advise. Sometimes supporting with orthotic arch supports can help alot. Read more...

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

Generally, no. It depends on the type of talus fracture, but most talus fractures require non weight bearing for 8-12 weeks while they heal. Many talus fractures also require surgery, so make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure your fracture is being treated appropriately! Read more...
Talus fracture. If it is an acute fracture. I would recommend you don't. Read more...
All depends on. the type of fracture that is present. Off weight bearing though would minimize chance of causing more damage. Read more...

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...
Yes. Yes, a podiatrist can fix a talar fracture depending upon the age and time of the fracture. Sometimes if the fracture is too fragmented though, the talus and calcaneus are fused together along with other possible fusions. Read more...
Some, some not. If it requires surgical management, seek a physician with surgical experience. Read more...

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...

What are the presenting symptoms that follow a talus fracture?

Ankle fracture. Swelling, ecchymosis, inability to bear weight, lack of motion, etc. 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...