Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Ankle Case 6 ED Management

Fracture of the lateral process of talus (Snowboarder's fracture)

ED Management

 
In the ED, treatment includes immobilization with a posterior mold ankle splint and non-weight bearing status with routine orthopedic referral.

Nondisplaced or minimally displaced fractures (<2 mm) can be treated with immobilization for 6 weeks, but large, displaced, and/or comminuted fracture may require open reduction and internal fixation.