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  • Fracture of neck of talus is uncommon
  • Caused by forcible dorsiflexion or plantarflexion.
  • If severe, it may be accompanied by a dislocation. Displacement may cause loss of blood supply and therefore avascular necrosis of body of talus
 
 
  • Reduction
  • Simple fractures should be immobilized in a below the knee plaster. The foot is held in plantarflexion for 3-4 weeks.
  • Place walking below the knee plaster in neutral position after union.
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