Korean J Sports Med.  2017 Sep;35(2):131-134. 10.5763/kjsm.2017.35.2.131.

Snowboarder's Fracture in Cable-Wakeboarder

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Cheonan Medical Center, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 4Dankook University Hospital District Trauma Center, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. osdankook@gmail.com

Abstract

Fractures of the lateral process of the talus (LPT) are considered rare, accounting for less than 1% of all ankle injuries in the general population. These fractures are nearly 15 times more likely to occur in snowboarders. Recently, the number of population who started enjoying cable-wakeboard is increasing and this sport may cause fracture of the LPT by axial loading occur on the LPT while boarding or trick. We report on a case of involving LPT fracture during cable-wakeboard trick with successful screw osteosynthesis.

Keyword

Talus; Fracture; Snowboarding
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