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Medial subtalar dislocation associated with fracture of the posterior process of the talus

Liu, Zhenjiang; Zhao, Qun; Zhang, Lijun

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: September 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p 439–442
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328351419c
Leg and Foot

A 17-year-old male sustained a medial subtalar fracture dislocation while playing basketball. The dislocation of the subtalar joint was reduced by closed means, but a large, comminuted, displaced posterior process fracture remained. Open reduction and internal fixation through a posteromedial approach was used to restore congruity to the subtalar joint. MRI at 12 months after injury showed no signs of avascular necrosis in the talus.

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, The Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence to Lijun Zhang, MD, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, The Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, No. 36 Sanhao St. Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 24 96615 57511; e-mail: zljsjyy@163.com

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.