Do all talus fractures need surgery?


Do all talus fractures need surgery?

Because the talus is important for ankle movement, a fracture often results in substantial loss of motion and function. A talus fracture that does not heal properly can lead to complications, including a limp, arthritis, and chronic pain. For this reason, most talus fractures require surgery.

Is it hard to break your talus bone?

Talus fractures are a difficult injury. Some people experience continued pain, stiffness, and swelling even after their bones heal.

When can I walk after talus fracture?

Recovery can be prolonged. No weight or walking on the leg will be allowed for 8-12 weeks. Once the bone is healed, exercise and physical therapy is started to maximize the function of the ankle. You should expect some swelling around the foot for several months after the procedure.

How common is a talus fracture?

Although Talar body fracture is more common than Talar head fractures, they are rare nevertheless and account for 0.62% of all fractures that are treated. These fractures often occur from high-energy impact such as motor vehicle accidents.

Can a talus bone be replaced?

Total talus replacement is a new alternative surgical option for patients with avascular necrosis (AVN), a condition in which poor oxygenated blood flow causes eventual death of the bone.

What is the success rate of ankle replacement surgery?

Total ankle replacement with newer types of prosthesis yields good to very good intermediate-term and long-term results, with mean success rates of up to 90% at 10 years (range, 68–100%).

How important is the talus bone?

Where the talus meets the foot bones, it forms the subtler joint. This joint is important for walking on uneven ground. Besides connecting the foot to the leg and body, the talus helps transfer weight and pressure across the ankle joint.

Is ankle replacement major surgery?

Ankle replacement (total ankle arthroplasty) is major surgery to reduce ankle pain. A surgeon removes the lower part of the shin bone (tibia) and top of the highest bone on the foot (talus).