Primary Fusion as Salvage Following Talar Neck Fracture: A Case Report

Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Apr;24(4):368-371

 

Thomas RH, Daniels TR

 

ABSTRACT

   

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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