A Two-Portal Posterior Endoscopic Approach in the Treatment of a Complex Talus Fracture A Case Report

Ogut T. , Seyahi A., Aydingoz O., Bilsel N.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.99, sa.5, ss.443-446, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 99 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7547/0990443
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.443-446


The two-portal hindfoot endoscopy is a relatively new technique that is becoming increasingly popular. It gives excellent access to the posterior ankle compartment, the subtalar joint, and extra-articular structures. We report a 24-year-old man with a complex talus fracture involving the posterior part of the talar body and posterolateral process. He was treated endoscopically, with a two-portal posterior approach to the hindfoot. This approach allowed a better visualization and treatment of accompanying pathologies. Combined excision of the posterolateral process and fixation of the fracture was performed with the two-portal hindfoot endoscopy, which has not been previously described to our knowledge. The two-portal posterior endoscopic approach can be an attractive treatment alternative for the posterior part fractures of the talus, which can in turn, be a new indication for this technique. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 99(5): 443-446, 2009)