Fractures of the lateral process of the talus

Aust N Z J Surg. 1987 Sep;57(9):643-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1987.tb01441.x.


This study is a retrospective review of nine patients who sustained isolated fractures of the lateral process of the talus. The majority were caused by inversion or a combination of inversion and dorsiflexion of the foot. Following a review of the literature and anatomical dissections the authors recommend a classification based on anterior-posterior tomography of the talus, into intra- and extra-articular fractures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone* / pathology
  • Fractures, Bone* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Talus / injuries*
  • Talus / pathology