Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V12170920
Severely dislocated fracture of neck of talus initially treated outside of trauma centre
Fracture of the talus is usually the result of a high-energy trauma and can present as an open fracture. This is a case report of an 18-year-old male with an open dislocated fracture of the neck of the talus, and the primary treatment consisted of: administration of antibiotics, tetanus prophylaxis, debridement and wound irrigation, reduction of fracture, immobilisation in external fixation and wound closure. Later, the patient had osteosynthesis of the fracture due to nonunion.