Non-operative management of a talar body fracture in a skeletally immature patient

Published online: Feb 27 2008

Matthew Cartwright-Terry, Huw Pullen

From Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales


We present the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented to our Emergency Department having fallen from a height of 8.5 meters. Amongst the sustained injuries was a comminuted fracture of the body of the talus. This was managed conservatively with an excellent outcome. We discuss the case with reference to the literature in this field, particularly highlighting comparisons between cases from patients with mature bone and those with immature bone.