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Fractures of the talus and peritalar dislocations

Stuart J.E. Matthews

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012060

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Fractures of the talus and peritalar dislocations

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Talar fractures are uncommon injuries and the outcome is very dependent on the tenuous blood supply

Fixation with absolute stability must be achieved

Osteochondral and process fractures are sometimes difficult to appreciate on plain x-rays. Clinical examination and a high degree of suspicion will help to identify these problems early.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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