The talus is one of the most important bones that make up the ankle joint. The majority of the talus is covered with cartilage, and it serves as an important link between the leg and foot. Patients who have a talus fracture have significant ankle pain, difficulty bearing weight on the ankle and swelling around the ankle joint. This should be x-rayed immediately to determine if there is a fracture. Treatment of a talus fracture depends on the severity of the injury. If the fracture is not out of position, a cast may suffice. If the fracture is out of position, surgery will be recommended to realign the broken bones and stabilize them with screws or pins.
Talus fractures are often caused by “high energy injuries,” according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. High-energy trauma includes falling from ladders or ledges (common in construction accidents), car collisions, and other harsh impacts. Talus chips can also break off in accidents involving severe ankle sprain (common to trips and falls).
Trial Pro has made our career helping injured people recover from severe injuries. Our experience with bone fracture injuries has made us knowledgeable about the pain you’re experiencing, as well as the future medical costs you’re facing. Our Florida bone fracture attorneys understand what you’re feeling and how to resolve your fears regarding this situation. We walk you through every step of your case to keep you informed and confident. Our goal is simple: make sure your needs are taken care of legally, medically, and financially.
Let us fight to hold at-fault parties accountable. It all begins with a free, no-pressure phone call: dial 800-874-2577 to ask questions, learn if you have a case, and talk about your case with our team.