Unexplained and persistent pain about the lateral side of the ankle after injury to the foot involving forced dorsiflexion and inversion is often caused by a fracture of the lateral process of the talus. Thirteen fractures of this type were found in a series of fifty fractures of the talus. This type was the second most common fracture of this bone. The initial diagnosis was frequently missed and six months later six of the thirteen patients had pain with standing or walking sufficient to warrant exploration.
Copyright 1965 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated