Is the talus a foot or ankle bone?

The talus is the bone that makes up the lower part of the ankle joint (the tibia and fibula make up the upper part). The ankle joint allows your foot to move up and down. The talus also sits above the heel bone (calcaneus).

What is the talus bone?

The talus is a small bone that sits between the heel bone (calcaneus) and the two bones of the lower leg (the tibia and fibula). It has an irregular, humped shape like a turtle’s shell. The bones of the lower leg ride on top and around the sides to form the ankle joint.

What is the ICD 10 code for ankle fracture?

ICD-10 code S82 for Fracture of lower leg, including ankle is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range – Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes .

How long does it take to recover from a fractured talus?

Recovery. The recovery from a talus fracture can be lengthy because until the bone is healed, you cannot place weight on your foot. Therefore, most talus fractures require a minimum of six to 12 weeks of protection from weight-bearing. 8 In more significant injuries, the time may be longer.

What is the ICD 10 code for fracture?

2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S52. 501A: Unspecified fracture of the lower end of right radius, initial encounter for closed fracture.

What is a Bimalleolar ankle fracture?

A “bimalleolar equivalent” fracture means that in addition to one of the malleoli being fractured, the ligaments on the inside (medial) side of the ankle are injured. Usually, this means that the fibula is broken along with injury to the medial ligaments, making the ankle unstable.

What is a medial fracture?

Medial malleolar fractures involve the articular surface of the ankle joint, which is where the bones meet in the joint. The break may occur by itself but it normally accompanies injuries to the outside of the ankle or a fibula fracture of the smaller of the two lower leg bones.