Fractures of the talus: a comprehensive review

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2012 Apr;29(2):187-203, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2012.01.005. Epub 2012 Feb 21.


The talus, a highly specialized bone with a unique anatomic design, is crucial for normal ambulation. Although uncommon, talar fractures can be potentially devastating to the patient. Although all talar fractures require appropriate diagnosis and treatment, some require surgical skill for appropriate correction. This article reviews the literature on talar fractures and their treatments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / therapy
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Fractures, Comminuted / surgery
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Talus / blood supply
  • Talus / injuries*
  • Talus / physiopathology