Lateral Talar Fracture


Lateral Talar Fracture, Talar Fracture of Lateral Process, Snowboarder's Fracture, Lateral Process Talar Fracture

  • Mechanism
  1. Rapid foot inversion with ankle dorsiflexion
  • Signs
  1. Tender anterior and inferior to lateral malleolus
  1. Fracture best seen on mortise view
  2. Subtalar effusion may be present on lateral view
  • Management
  1. Non-weight bearing Short Leg Cast indications
    1. Small fragment displaced less than 2 mm
  2. Surgical management
    1. Large or displaced Fracture fragment