Snowboarder's talus fracture. Mechanism of injury.

  title={Snowboarder's talus fracture. Mechanism of injury.},
  author={Andrea J. Boon and Jay Smith and Mark E. Zobitz and K M Amrami},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={29 3},
Fracture of the lateral process of the talus is an injury unique to snowboarders and is of particular clinical relevance because it masquerades as an anterolateral ankle sprain and is difficult to detect on standard radiographic views. Misdiagnosis can lead to long-term morbidity in a young and active population, with ensuing severe degeneration of the subtalar joint. To date, the precise mechanism of injury has not been established, making it difficult to identify potential preventive… CONTINUE READING
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