Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands

Talus - Neck, displaced

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Glossary

General considerations

The talus is at least 70% covered in articular cartilage making this bone one of the most unusual bones in the body. Any displacement whatsoever makes this bone non congruent in its many articular surfaces.

ORIF - screw fixation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Displaced fractures. Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Indications

  • Displaced fractures

Advantages

  • Early motion
  • Accuracy of multiple joint surface reduction
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2010-10-14