Fractures of the talus are uncommon, counting for only about three thousandths of all fractures and 3% regarding the foot skeleton.1 Within this small entity, 10–15% peripheral talar fractures occur. Yet they are of major importance because of the frequency of complications and the resulting long-term disability when initial treatment is delayed or improper.2 Timely diagnosis and early treatment as well as minimally invasive techniques have improved the overall results. Still these injuries represent a demanding challenge concerning proper diagnosis, decision making, and surgical approach even for the experienced foot surgeon dealing with trauma cases.3,4


Subtalar Joint Soft Tissue Envelope Talar Dome Talar Body Talar Neck 
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