Results of closed subtalar dislocations

Lawrence Camarda, Andrea Abruzzese, Michele D'Arienzo, Abruzzese, La Gattuta, Lentini, Alessandra La Gattuta, Rosalia Lentini

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Background The subtalar dislocation (SD) of the foot isan uncommon injury characterized by a simultaneous dislocationof talocalcaneal and talonavicular joints withoutinvolvement of the tibiotalar and calcaneocuboid joints.Purposes The purpose of this study was to evaluate theclinical and radiological outcome in a consecutive series ofclose SD.Methods We retrospectively evaluated a case series ofpatients who presented a close SD. Thirteen patients wereselected for this study. There were 9 patients with a medialSD, 3 patients with a lateral dislocation and 1 patient with aposterior subtalar dislocation.Results The most frequent symptoms observed in ourstudy included transient mild pain, swelling and decreasedankle ROM, which did not restrict patients’ daily activities.However, lower AOFAS scores were observed on patientswith associate peritalar osseous injuries.Conclusion The results of the present study suggest thatdetecting and treating any associate peritalar fractures arethe keys to a successful long-term outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalMusculoskeletal Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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