The anterior approach for the fixation of displaced talar neck fractures--a cadaveric study.
Michael Mullen, Anand Pillai, Quentin A Fogg, C Senthil Kumar
Foot (Edinb) | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Talar neck fractures are rare and are associated with high complication rates. Adequate surgical exposure is essential in the operative management of these challenging injuries. The anterior approach is an alternative to the more commonly described and utilized anterolateral and anteromedial approaches. OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to compare the surface area of talus visible and quality of exposure via the anterior approach, with the anteromedial and anterolateral approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anterior approach was performed on five fresh frozen cadaveric specimens. The surface area of talus visible was measured using an Immersion Digital Microscribe and analyzed wi..View full abstract