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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 137–142 | Cite as

Helical CT of talar fractures

  • Richard J. Wechsler
  • Mark E. Schweitzer
  • David Karasick
  • Diane M. Deely
  • Jeffrey B. Glaser
Review Article

Abstract

Since the degree of comminution, fracture alignment, and articular congruity of talar fractures are important determinants of treatment, we review the helical CT technique for detecting and assessing the extent of acute talar fractures. Helical CT can be used to classify talar neck fractures which often cannot be determined by radiography. It is also useful in detecting posterior process, lateral process, and avulsion fractures, as well as acute osteochondral fractures. Multiplanar CT using 1-mm acquisitions allows optimal evaluation, detects fractures initially missed on radiographs, and determines further extent of fractures.

Key words

Talar injury Talar fracture Helical CT 

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© International Skeletal Society 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Wechsler
    • 1
  • Mark E. Schweitzer
    • 1
  • David Karasick
    • 1
  • Diane M. Deely
    • 1
  • Jeffrey B. Glaser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA

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