Primary Fusion as Salvage Following Talar Neck Fracture: A Case Report
Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Apr;24(4):368-371
Thomas RH, Daniels TR
BACKGROUND: For a 29-year-old man with a three-week-old Hawkins Type IV talar neck fracture, intra-operative reduction and fixation were not possible due to soft tissue contrac-tures and severe comminution.
METHODS: A primary talonavicular and subtalar arthrodesis with the use of iliac crest bone graft was performed.
RESULTS: Postoperative follow-up at 16 months demonstrated solid fusions, no avascular necrosis of the talus and a functional range of motion at the ankle.
CONCLUSION: He was not capable of returning to his job of roof maintenance.
Copyright © 2003 (Foot Ankle Int. Apr;24(4):368-371) by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Inc., originally published in Foot & Ankle International, and reproduced here with permission.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
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