Table 2

Outcome of fractures of the lateral process of the talus by method of treatment

Number of casesNon-union rate (%)Good outcome (%)
*One successful late excision of small fragment, one successful excision of large fragment at one month.
†Successful late ORIF at four months.
‡One successful excision of large fragment at three months.
§Two successful late excisions of small fragments.
¶Two cases.
**One successful excision of large fragment at six months.
††Early arthritis on radiograph in one case.
‡‡One case.
§§The good outcome occurred in a fracture that united; the other case of union was complicated by bony impingement.
ORIF, operative reduction and internal fixation; CR, closed reduction with cast immobilisation.
Undisplaced (conservative)84 (50)6 (75)*
Undisplaced (missed)101†
Displaced (conservative)33 (100)1 (33)‡
Displaced (missed)43 (75)3 (75)§
Displaced (ORIF or CR¶)111 (9)**11 (100)
Displaced (initial excision)303 (100)††
Comminuted (conservative)42 (50)1 (25)‡‡
Comminuted (ORIF or CR§§)404 (100)
Comminuted (initial excision)303 (100)