Did you recently have a hard fall or were involved in a car accident? These are some of the primary causes for talus fractures – a bone in the ankle joint. Proper treatment is important as it could lead to arthritis and chronic pain if not taken care of correctly. At SOFLLEX, our expert podiatrists will be able to diagnose and treat your talus fracture, so you can get on the path to a full recovery.
What is a Talus Fracture?
Your ankle joint is the connector of three bones: the tibia, fibula, and talus. While the tibia and fibula make up the upper part of the ankle, the talus makes up the lower part, just above the calcaneus (heel bone).
While it’s not unheard of to have fractures in other parts of the talus, it will usually break in the middle area. Like any fracture, there are different categories for injury severity. These include:
This type does not require surgery as the bones are still nearly perfectly aligned.
These fractures will often lead to surgery since the bones are misaligned and need to be straightened.
Open fractures involve the bones breaking through the skin, damaging the surrounding soft tissues. These will always require surgery for proper healing.
Symptoms of a Talus Fracture
- Sharp pain
- Unable to put weight on your foot
Need Talus Fracture Treatment in Palm Beach Gardens?
Dr. Cason M. Quinn is a highly trained podiatrist who has the knowledge and experience required to properly treat your talus fracture or any other ankle injury. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.