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J Korean Soc Fract. 2000 Apr;13(2):382-389. Korean. Original Article.
Won YY , Jeon CH , Ahn JI , Choi SJ , , Lee JM .

PURPOSE : Talar fractures are uncommon and so surgeon's experience in the treatment of the talar fracture is limited. This study was undertaken to evaluate the incidence, associated injuries, complications of talar fracture and results of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Authors experienced 15 cases of the talar fractures treated at Ajou university Hospital from 1995 to 1998 with minimal 1 year follow-up period and obtained following result. RESULTS : Of 15 cases, fall down injury was the most common cause of injury(11/15). 4 ipsilateral medial malleolar fractures, 2 lateral malleolar fractures and other associated injury was occured. According to the Hawkins' classification 5 cases in type I , 1 cases in typeII, 2 cases in typeIII were observed. 2 posttraumatic arthritis, 1 skin necrosis, 1 avascular necrosis, were observed as complications but nonunion was not observed. CONCLUSIONS : We suggest that early and accurate anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation of the fracture dislocation of the talus canprevent complications such as acascular necrosis, posttraumatic arthritis.

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