A Unusual Case of Dislocation of The Foot
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2013, 2:6
Sub-talar dislocations are rarely seen in emergency practice and account for approximately 1% of all dislocations and 15% of all talus injuries. Open dislocations are even rarer. The sub-talar dislocation consists of a dislocation of the talar-calcaneus and talar-schaphoid joints. They may be medial or lateral dislocations depending on the position of the foot. We present a case of a 39 year old male with a medial open subtalar dislocation after falling from a one metre height. Early reduction is fundamental to avoid pain and limitation in movement of the subtalar joint in the long term.