Neglected Peritalar Dislocation: A Case Report with Review of Literature 849-852
Dr. Yasir Salam Siddiqui
Senior Resident, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
J. N. Medical College, A.M.U., Aligarh
Mobile Ph: +919837343400
Peritalar dislocation of the foot is an uncommon injury in which the talocalcaneal and talonavicular joints are dislocated simultaneously, without a fracture at the neck of the talus. This has also been referred to as peritalar or subastragalar dislocation. It is considered to be a severe injury, as it involves the weight bearing articular surfaces of the subtalar joints. Peritalar dislocation is a potentially devastating injury in which the complications range from chronic pain to subtalar arthritis to talar avascular necrosis. Here, a case of neglected medial peritalar dislocation has been presented. Open reduction, followed by early physiotherapy lead to an excellent outcome for this potentially devastating injury. A review of the literature on this rare injury has also been presented.