A new technique of talectomy for severe fracture-dislocation of the talus

Gunal I., Atilla S., Arac S., Gursoy Y., Karagozlu H.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, vol.75, no.1, pp.69-71, 1993 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We report a new technique of talectomy for patients with Hawkins group III fracture-dislocation of the talus. Talectomy is performed through a medial incision, the foot is displaced anteriorly, and the fractured or osteotomised medial malleolus is moved laterally and fixed to the tibia with a malleolar screw. Full weight-bearing is allowed after six weeks. In four patients at 36 to 57 months after operation the results were excellent in three and good in one, with no pain or early evidence of degenerative arthritis in the remaining joints of the foot.