Anteromedial subtalar dislocation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Subtalar dislocation is the simultaneous dislocation of the talocalcaneal and talonavicular joints of the foot, typically caused by falls from heights, twisting leg injuries and motor vehicle accidents. The dislocation can occur medially, lateral, anterior or posterior, but most commonly occurs from inversion injury producing a medial dislocation. These dislocations may be accompanied by fractures. Careful physical examination must be performed to assess for neurovascular compromise. Most subtalar dislocations can be treated with closed reduction under sedation. However, if the dislocation is associated with an open fracture it may require reduction in the operating room. Treatment should include postreduction plain x-ray and CT scan to evaluate for proper alignment and for fractures. This article presents a case of medial subtalar dislocation in a 23-year-old football player.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stafford, H; Boggess, B; Toth, A; Berkoff, D

Published Date

  • January 25, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2013 /

PubMed ID

  • 23355551

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3603425

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-03-2012-3973


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England