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Peritalar dislocation: a follow-up report of 21 cases.
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PMID:  3267654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 21 patients with peritalar dislocation, treated during the last 15 years in our hospital are reviewed. Of these, 18 had medial and 3 lateral dislocations. At follow-up, 10 patients with medial dislocation experienced either occasional pain due to the limitation of subtalar movements, or chronic pain due to severe osteoporosis of the hindfoot. All these patients with lateral dislocation had severe chronic pain, which was alleviated by subtalar arthrodesis in two of them. It is concluded that peritalar dislocation produces varying degrees of disability in the majority of patients with medial dislocation and serious disability in all patients with lateral dislocation. This is due to the severity of the soft tissue damage and the prolonged immobilization of the foot without bearing weight. It is essential to mobilize the foot as soon as possible after the injury.
P Merianos; K Papagiannakos; A Hatzis; E Tsafantakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-22     Completed Date:  1989-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
KAT Accident Hospital, Kiffissia, Athens.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Injuries*
Chronic Disease
Dislocations / complications*,  radiography
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis / etiology
Pain / etiology

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