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Posteromedial Approach for Talar Body Fractures: Avoiding the Medial Malleolar Osteotomy

Kubiak, Erik N. MD; Nickisch, Florian MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: June 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2 - p 65-69
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181a770e1
Special Focus: Ankle and Hinfoot Trauma

Talar body fractures are severe injuries with a historically poor prognosis. Outcomes of the injuries are optimized by stable accurate internal fixation. We describe a posteromedial approach for the treatment of posterior talar body fractures, which forgoes the need for a periarticular osteotomy of the fibula or the medial malleolus.

From the Department of Orthopaedics, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Both authors have not received any financial support from outside interests and, as such, have no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Erik N. Kubiak, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, The University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. E-mail:

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.