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.
Depends... 6-8 weeks on average but depending on the nature of your injury sometimes longer.
It depends. Was your talus fracture fixed surgically? What type of talus fracture was it? If you had surgery for your fracture, i would keep you casted for 4-6 weeks, and then advance you to a cam boot (looks like a ski boot). The key is not the type of immobilization but non-weight bearing, as putting weight on the foot too soon could lead to displacement or non-union of the fracture.

Related Questions

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?

Best immobilization. Talus fractures can be tricky. Most orthopedic surgeons are conservative. You might be able to switch to a cam boot and be non or partial weight- bearing. Read more...
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...
Depends. On how long you have been nonweightbearing. Fractures take 8 weeks to heal. You may transition to a fracture boot as long as you have less pain and swelling. But no weight for at least 6 weeks after injury as long as you dont have pain. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...