Fatigue Stress Fracture of the Talar Body: An Uncommon Cause of Ankle Pain.

Abstract

Fatigue stress fractures of the talus are rare and usually involve the head of the talus in military recruits. We report an uncommon cause of ankle pain due to a fatigue stress fracture of the body of the talus in a 32-year-old male social soccer player. Healing was achieved after weightbearing suppression for 6 weeks. Although rare, a stress fracture of the body of the talus should be considered in an athlete with a gradual onset of chronic ankle pain. Magnetic resonance imaging and bone scan are useful tools for early diagnosis.

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.01.042

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@article{Kim2016FatigueSF, title={Fatigue Stress Fracture of the Talar Body: An Uncommon Cause of Ankle Pain.}, author={Young Sung Kim and Ho Min Lee and Jong Pil Kim and Han Sol Moon}, journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons}, year={2016}, volume={55 5}, pages={1113-6} }