Fracture Bilateral Talus in Children


Talar body injuries are rare, particularly in children. To our knowledge, there has not been a single case report of bilateral talus fracture in a child till date. We report two cases of fracture bilateral talus in children. The first case is of a fracture separation of the distal tibial epiphysis and a fracture of the body of the talus with subluxation of ankle on right side and a fracture neck of talus on left side. The second is fracture bilateral talus with epiphyseal injury of left distal tibia. A minimal or undisplaced fracture of talus is less likely to undergo avascular necrosis than a displaced fracture but even with optimal treatment, avascular necrosis may still occur. It is of prime significance that these fractures should be diagnosed well in time to avert complications. Therefore an appropriate length of follow-up is required.

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V. Verma, A. Batra, P. Kamboj, S. Bhuriya, R. Singh, S. Kumar, R. Gupta and N. Magu, "Fracture Bilateral Talus in Children," Surgical Science, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2013, pp. 405-409. doi: 10.4236/ss.2013.49079.

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