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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 1

Fracture of the entire posterior process of the talus: A case report and review of the literature

Author(s): Baran Komur, Barıs Yilmaz, Yusuf Alper Kati, Adil Turan, Omer Faruk Kilicaslan and Ozkan Kose
Abstract: Although fractures of talus and talar neck are relatively common, fracture of entire posterior process of talus is very rare. Since this injury is rarely encountered, most of the available information comes from previously published case reports. Unfortunately there is no extensive review of these published cases in the relevant literature. We described a 28 year-old patient who had a fracture of entire process of talus that occurred while playing volleyball. The patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation through posteromedial surgical approach. At the final follow-up 18 months after the initial injury, the patient was free of pain and returned to his previous level of activity and work. Herein, all previously published cases were reviewed and its demographic and clinical characteristics, imaging findings and treatment options were discussed. This fracture is usually resulting from high energy trauma in young patients. The diagnosis may be missed. Open reduction and internal fixation is a good option for the treatment.
Pages: 640-644  |  838 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Baran Komur, Barıs Yilmaz, Yusuf Alper Kati, Adil Turan, Omer Faruk Kilicaslan, Ozkan Kose. Fracture of the entire posterior process of the talus: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(1):640-644. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1j.93
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences