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Talus Fracture

Basics Description The talus, a small bone in the hindfoot: Articulates with the calcaneus and the remainder of the midfoot bones Supports the body’s weight and distributes the body’s forces to the foot Is critical to proper function of the foot Is covered (~60%) with articular cartilage Is vascularly supplied by vessels through a […]

Open Fractures

Basics Description Open fractures are defined as situations in which the fracture site communicates with the outside environment. The bone does not need to protrude from the skin for the injury to be an open fracture. Any full-thickness skin laceration in the zone of fracture injury is considered an open fracture. Open fractures can […]

Femoral Shaft Fracture in the Child

Basics Description Femoral shaft fractures are defined as those >5 cm below the lesser trochanter, but above the distal metaphyseal (wider) portion of the lower femur. The location usually is specified as: Proximal Midshaft Distal Although the femur usually requires a large amount of energy to fracture, fractures can occur with low amounts of […]