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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1985 Oct;(199):81-7.

Long-term results of displaced talar neck fractures.


Of 36 fractures of the talar neck without comminution of the body, eight were undisplaced, treated closed, and 28 were displaced and treated by open reduction. Twenty of the operations were less than 12 hours after injury. Nineteen of 20 were performed through a medial approach, six with a medial malleolar osteotomy. The long-term results were evaluated by a standard rating system based on classification by the fracture. A protective brace was developed for non-weight-bearing in two patients with complete avascular necrosis, and ankle protection with weight-bearing in ten with partial necrosis. Prompt open reduction and internal fixation, malleolar osteotomy, and protected weight-bearing are recommended in selected cases.

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