Fractures of the Lateral Process of the Talus

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Abstract

Lateral talar process fractures (LTPF) are uncommon injuries but have become more relevant with snowboarding. Currently the fractures are classified according to McCrory-Bladin into 3 types, with advice for treatment that is not ideal anymore. This article proposes modifying the existing classification by differentiating the multifragmented type III into 3 subtypes: IIIa, articular multifragmented but metaphyseal simple; IIIb, articular and metaphyseal multifragmented but reconstructable; and type IIIc, comminuted and nonreconstructable. A treatment-algorithm is presented. Undisplaced fractures are usually treated conservatively and displaced are an indication for surgery. In general, the outcome is good to excellent, if timely diagnosed and adequately treated.

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Tinner, C., & Sommer, C. (2018, September 1). Fractures of the Lateral Process of the Talus. Foot and Ankle Clinics. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcl.2018.04.009

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