Intra-articular talar fractures: repair using the Herbert bone screw.
Intra-articular fractures of the talus remain a problem because of the difficulty in achieving and maintaining anatomic reduction, and because of the risk of degenerative arthritis of the hindfoot if such reduction is not achieved. We report our experience with three cases in which intra-articular talar fractures were repaired by use of the Herbert bone screw. In addition, we discuss the biomechanical features of the Herbert bone screw which make it particularly well suited for intra-articular fractures of the talus.
Mallon, WJ; Wombwell, JH; Nunley, JA
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