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dc.contributor.authorSidhu, Gur Aziz
dc.contributor.authorHind, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorAshwood, Neil
dc.contributor.authorLacon, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-15T09:25:46Z
dc.date.available2021-03-15T09:25:46Z
dc.date.issued2021-03
dc.identifier.citationCureus 13(3): e13801. DOI 10.7759/cureus.13801en
dc.identifier.urihttps://orda.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/2406
dc.description.abstractSkeletal trauma accounts for 10% to 15% of all childhood injuries, with approximately 15% to 30% of these representing physeal injuries. Talus fractures are rare injuries in children with an estimated prevalence of 0.008% of all childhood fractures. Cast immobilization is sufficient treatment for non-displaced fractures, however displaced fractures of the talus require surgical intervention to minimize the risk of trauma-related avascular necrosis (AVN) due to disruption of the vascular supply originating from the talar neck. A 13-year old boy was brought to the accident and emergency (A/E) department following a road traffic accident while he was pillion riding a bike. Following the accident, he was unable to bear weight on his right foot and his anterior ankle region was swollen, with no neurological deficit or open wound. He had no other injury and no medical or surgical history. On review of the ankle and foot radiographs, he was noted to have a right talar neck fracture with subtalar and ankle dislocation. His computer tomographic (CT) images demonstrated a Hawkins Type IV talus fracture. Initial treatment involved a plaster of Paris (POP) back slab with the ankle in a neutral position. His right leg was elevated on pillows and treated with elevation and ice to alleviate the swelling. As the fracture was comminuted and displaced with ankle and subtalar dislocation, operative intervention (open reduction and fixation of talus with crossed K wires) was planned. The patient was discharged in below knee slab which was changed to a non-walking cast at two weeks. The patient was kept non-weight bearing until fracture united. These types of fractures are rare in children and proper clinical and radiological evaluation is essential. Such fractures should be reduced as early as possible to reduce the ischemia time thus prevent the chances of osteonecrosis. Lastly avoid tourniquets and stable anatomical reduction of fracture is must.en
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dc.subjectTalus Fracture Dislocationen
dc.subjectPediatric Fracturesen
dc.subjectFoot Fracturesen
dc.subjectKirschner Wiresen
dc.titleTalus Fracture Dislocation Management With Crossed Kirschner Wires in Childrenen
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