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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Morphometry of talus - for an anatomically compatible prosthesis

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Author Details : Kavya*, Sharmada K L, Meenakshi Parthasarathy

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 438-441

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Introduction: The talus is the tallest bone in the foot and also one of the bones that makes up the ankle
joint. The treatment options available for Talar pathology are limited with unsatisfactory results affecting
the quality of life. However, very little is reported in the literature about the morphology of the talus. A
better understanding of ankle anatomy is essential for better design of ankle prosthesis, especially when
aiming to restore the Normal Anatomy of the Ankle joint.
Aim: This study was aimed at measuring various dimensions of Talus on Radiographs and its measurements
can act as baseline data and help in designing better anatomically and functionally effective prosthesis.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on patients between the age group of 25 years
to 50 years who were scheduled for anteroposterior and lateral plain ankle radiographs because of clinical
hindfoot symptoms. All patients without radiological pathologies, fully able to load the foot were included
in the study. In a sample size of 96 m easurements such as length, breadth, height and intermalleolar
distance were noted down for 2 years in the Department of Radiology, K.M.C. Mangalore.
Results: As observed in the study the right Tali exhibited greater measurements than the Left.
Conclusions: An anatomical compatible prosthesis can be developed due to the baseline data available and
keeping in mind that right Talus exhibited higher measurements than left, hence prosthetic design would
vary for each side.

Keywords: Talus, Prosthesis, Morphometry.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2019.095

How to cite : Kavya, Sharmada K L, Parthasarathy M, Morphometry of talus - for an anatomically compatible prosthesis. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2019;6(4):438-441

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