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

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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...

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...
Possible. There are different types of fractures. One type of fracture that can occur with a talus is erosion of the cartilage or fissuring of the cartilage. This can occur with a trauma or could be something that occurs over time. It is plausible it went unrecognized after the fissure of the cartilage reached a certain depth. Read more...
Talus fx. Depends on many factors such as: severity, if non-displaced, your weight, level of your activity, location of fracture or your pain tolerance. 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...

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...

Why am I having pain on the top of my foot if have a talus fracture?

The pain radiates. A talus fracture will generally cause pain in the ankle region, but certainly the pain can radiate into the foot as well. The pain should subside as the bone begins to heal. Generally, talus fractures require surgical fixation, but not all do. Make sure you see an orthopaedic surgeon (if you haven't already) to make sure that your fracture is being treated appropriately! 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...
Talus fracture. It is very common for this type of fracture to radiate pain. Splinting pain is common as well. Make sure you follow up with your podiatrist as these can need surgery for proper healing , but not always of course. Good luck. 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...

What is the treatment for talus fracture?

Immobilization. Immobilization andpossible surgical repair depending on the locationand severity of the fracture. Read more...
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. Read more...
Surgery. This often requires surgery unless the fracture is in anatomic alignment and is felt to be stable. Read more...