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Fracture of the Talus – Broken Ankle Bone


This is a break of the bone that sits above the heelbone and below the lower leg bones. The talus forms the lower part of the ankle joint. A talus fracture is a serious injury that needs medical care.


Fracture of the Talus – Broken Ankle Bone

Causes & Triggers

How does this bone get broken? Talus fractures are usually caused by a high-energy impact. You can break your talus in a road accident. It can happen if you fall from high up. These breaks can also result from sports injuries.

  • High-impact injuries, such as high falls or car accidents
  • Severe ankle twist resulting in bone chips or fragments

Signs & Symptoms

What are the symptoms? A talus fracture is very painful. You can’t walk or put weight on your foot. You’ll also have a lot of swelling, bruising and tenderness.

  • Bruising
  • Difficulty walking
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatment

A talus fracture must be cared for by a doctor. If it’s not treated properly, you can have serious complications. Your ankle will be immobilized, and you may need surgery. You will also need rehabilitation. Your doctor will create a plan that’s right for you.

  • Seek proper evaluation and treatment from an orthopedic specialist.

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