Anatomical reconstruction of malunited talus fractures: a prospective study of 10 patients followed for 4 years.

@article{Rammelt2005AnatomicalRO,
  title={Anatomical reconstruction of malunited talus fractures: a prospective study of 10 patients followed for 4 years.},
  author={Stefan Rammelt and J{\"o}rg Winkler and Jan Heineck and Hans Zwipp},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={588-96}
}
BACKGROUND Malunions or nonunions after displaced talar fractures cause significant disability. Salvage procedures such as corrective arthrodesis do not restore normal foot function. METHODS Between 1994 and 2002, we treated 10 patients (aged 15-50 years) who had painful malunions with secondary anatomical reconstruction, at a mean of 1 year after sustaining displaced fractures of the talar body or neck. 5 patients were classified as type I (malunion and/or residual joint displacement), 2 as… CONTINUE READING