Evaluation of process fractures of the talus using computed tomography

N. A. Ebraheim, M. C. Skie, D. A. Podeszwa, W. T. Jackson

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Abstract

Coronal computed tomography (CT) scan was used in the evaluation of a fractured process of the talus in 10 patients. Because routine radiographs failed to determine either the size or comminution of the fractured process, CT imaging was used to accurately assess the size, displacement, and comminution of the fractured process. CT scans also showed the extent of subtalar joint involvement, any associated tendon pathology, or additional fractures. In two patients the nature of the injury was initially missed, and CT scan diagnosed a nonunion of the lateral process. In all patients, CT scan altered the management of the fracture or helped in selecting the surgical approach. The authors recommend that coronal CT scans be used in the evaluation of a fractured process of the talus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

Keywords

  • Computed tomography scan
  • Lateral process of the talus
  • Subtalar joint
  • Talus fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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