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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 fractures may require open reduction and internal fixation.