What is a talus fracture?

A talus fracture is a broken ankle bone. The talus is the bone in the back of the foot that connects the leg and the foot. It 

joins with the two leg bones (tibia and fibula) to form the ankle joint and allows for upward and downward motion of the ankle.​​​

What are the symptoms of a talus fracture?

Most patients present with pain and swelling about the ankle. They also experience severe ankle pain with an inability to walk due to bruising and swelling.

What causes a talus fracture?

Talus fractures are often the result of high-energy injuries. Falls from ladders and automobile accidents result in the most severe injuries. However, these fractures also may occur from twisting the ankle, which can result in small chips or fragments that are broken off the edges of the talus.