Fractures of the Talus

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A total of 35 patients treated in the years 1970 to 1977 for fractures of the talus were investigated for an analysis of the long-term clinical end results. Falling from height was the most common cause of injury (15 patients), the next most common being road traffic accidents (13 patients). The mean followup time was 8 years. At followup, 19 patients were free of any discomfort and none had pain at rest. The incidence of pain was correlated significantly (p < 0.01) with the grade of dislocation both before and after reduction. In severely dislocated fractures open reduction and osteosynthesis with a compression screw are recommended.

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