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Arthroscopically Assisted Percutaneous Fixation of a Talar Neck Fracture Via Posterior Approach

A Case Study

Pyle, Casey, DO*; Harris, Thomas G., MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2018 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 204–208
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000192

Talus fractures are the second most common tarsal fracture after the calcaneus. Traditional treatment methodology includes open reduction and internal fixation; however, there has been increased interest and literature in arthroscopically assisted fixation of talus fractures. We present a case study of a patient with a type 1 talar neck fracture that was successfully treated with arthroscopically guided percutaneous screw fixation from a posterior arthroscopic approach.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

*Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura

Congress Orthopedic Associates, Pasadena, CA

Human Studies and Institutional Review Board Statement: we affirm that all efforts were made to maintain patient anonymity in the process of this publication. Informed consent was obtained from the patient for use along with approval after ethical review of the senior author’s affiliated institute.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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